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Java Java Data Structures Efficiency! Implement Chooser UI

John Paige
John Paige
7,436 Points

KaraokeMachine.java- I could use some help!

I'm having quite a bit of trouble figuring out the issue... a typo or maybe a messed up scope? I'd appreciate any insight.


Picked up JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS: -Xmx128m                                                                                                                                     
Picked up _JAVA_OPTIONS: -Xmx128m                                                                                                                                         
./com/teamtreehouse/KaraokeMachine.java:55: error: cannot find symbol                                                                                                     
           Song artistSong = promptSongForArtist(artist);                                                                                                                 
  symbol:   method promptSongForArtist(String)                                                                                                                            
  location: class KaraokeMachine                                                                                                                                          
./com/teamtreehouse/KaraokeMachine.java:88: error: cannot find symbol                                                                                                     
      return artist.get(index);                                                                                                                                           
  symbol:   variable artist                                                                                                                                               
  location: class KaraokeMachine                                                                                                                                          
2 errors  

1 Answer

Hi John,

Symbol errors mean that your method is called something else or is invisible at that point in the code. Post your code and I'll have a look!


Sorry - just saw your snapshot! I'm on it ...

You've not got a method called promptSongForArtist? Do you mean promptForArtist?

John Paige
John Paige
7,436 Points

Sorry I ended up figuring out what was wrong w my code earlier. One of the mistakes was what you pointed out- i had typed promptForArtist instead of promptSongForArtist. I had also corrected line 88 where it says return artist.get(index); i changed to return artists.get(index);.

Thanks for the response tho! I was stumped until i came across someone's screenshot and saw those two mistakes.

Glad you got it sorted. :+1: