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# help solve this code problem

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i got this code from a book i am practicing with and when i try to compile it returns the following error

EmployeeTest.java:30: incompactible types
found : java.util.Date
required: Date
hireDay = calendar.getTime();

please how do i debug it

``````import java.util.*;

public class EmployeeTest
{
public static void main (String[] args)
{
Employee[] staff = new Employee[3];

staff[0] = new Employee("Carl Cracker", 75000, 1987, 12, 15);
staff[1] = new Employee("Harry Hacker", 50000, 1989, 10, 1);
staff[2] = new Employee("Tony Tester", 40000, 1990, 3, 15);

for(Employee e : staff)
e.raiseSalary(5);

for(Employee e : staff)
System.out.println("name=" +e.getName() + ", salary=" + e.getSalary() + ",hireDay="
+ e.getHireDay());
}
}

class Employee
{
public Employee (String n, double s, int year, int month, int day)
{
name = n;
salary = s;
GregorianCalendar calendar = new GregorianCalendar(year, month, day);
hireDay = calendar.getTime();
}

public String getName()
{
return name;
}

public double getSalary()
{
return salary;
}

public Date getHireDay()
{
return (Date) hireDay;
}

public void raiseSalary(double byPercent)
{
double raise = salary * byPercent/100;`Inline Code Example Here`
salary += raise;
}

private String name;
private double salary;
private Date hireDay;
}
``````
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Newbie Poster
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The code compiles for me (after I fix a comment on line 50)
Do you have another Date class defined on your PC?

EmployeeTest.java:30: incompactible types

What compiler are you using? I've never seen this error before. It's best to copy and paste error messages and not type them in.

NormR1
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import java.util.*;

This needs to go in Employee class as well.

Starstreak
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This needs to go in Employee class as well.

Not if there is only one source file.

NormR1
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Just give proper comment at line 50 after semicolon.(like // for comment)
The code will compile successfully and also run perfectly.
It has worked in my computer.
So just try it.

jalpesh_007
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sorry i replied so late, i got error when i tried posting the thread so i had to start a new thread to understand how to insert codes and sorry about the typographical error.

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There is no problem in the code & it is written in the book then it cannot be wrong.
It only gives problem at line 50 where you written:

`Inline Code Example Here`

vinnitro
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