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Java Java Data Structures Organizing Data Splitting Strings

public String[] getWords() { return mBody().split("\s+"); Getting an error with this

Keep getting an error

package com.example;

import java.util.Date;

public class BlogPost {
  private String mAuthor;
  private String mTitle;
  private String mBody;
  private String mCategory;
  private Date mCreationDate;

  public BlogPost(String author, String title, String body, String category, Date creationDate) {
    mAuthor = author;
    mTitle = title;
    mBody = body;
    mCategory = category;
    mCreationDate = creationDate;

  public String getAuthor() {
    return mAuthor;

  public String getTitle() {
    return mTitle;

  public String getBody() {
    return mBody;

  public String getCategory() {
    return mCategory;

  public Date getCreationDate() {
    return mCreationDate;
  public String[] getWords() {
    return mBody().split("\s+");

2 Answers

Dan Johnson
Dan Johnson
40,532 Points

You don't need the parentheses on mBody. When you want refer to a property or method on an object you just need the period.

For your regular expression you need an extra backslash so you escape the second backslash rather than the s.

Joshua marais
Joshua marais
2,955 Points

this works for me public String [] getWords(){ return mBody.split("\s+"); }