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Java Java Basics Getting Started with Java Strings, Variables, and Formatting

Laura Moreno
Laura Moreno
618 Points

%s is not working for me

%s doesn't work for me

Name.java
// I have setup a java.io.Console object for you named console
String firstName = "Laura";
console.printf("%s\n can code in Java!");

2 Answers

Jonathan Grieve
MOD
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 90,689 Points

Try adding firstname as an argument to printf().

You've got your format specifier but it doesn't have anything to display yet.

You can get it to work by passing in a variable as an argument to printf() like this.

String firstName = "Laura";
console.printf("%s can code in Java!", firstName);

Make the string matches exactly what is directed in the questioning. :-)

Laura Moreno
Laura Moreno
618 Points

Thank you! That works :)