The problem:
Given a list of imployees, create a simple program that allows the user to insert, delete, display and search an employee. The prog. shall display 10 imployees as default. Also a list of menu should be display. The menu names are insert, delete, dsplay and search.

My questions are:
1. what syntax should i use to insert character that allows 'space'?
2. is there a syntax that can 'search' name within a list,,, what is it?

*ideally, it should delete the list or name with a 'current node'.
*the bold part of the prog. is my problem....'searchng to a list'.

i created this prog. guided by the notes given to me.

#include <iostream.h>
struct node
{
char name[50], search[50];
node *nxt;
};

node *strtPtr = NULL;
node *current;
int choice;

void insert()
{
node *emp,*emp1;
emp=new node;
cout<<"Name of Employee:\n";
cin>>emp->name;
emp->nxt=NULL;
if(strtPtr==NULL)
{
strtPtr=emp;
current=strtPtr;
}
else
{
emp1= strtPtr;
while(emp1->nxt != NULL)
{
emp1=emp1->nxt;
}
emp1->nxt = emp;
current=emp;
}
cout<<"\n\n";
}

void display()
{
node *emp;
emp=strtPtr;
cout<<"\nList of the Employees: \n";
if(emp==NULL)
cout<<"List is empty\a\a\n\n";
else
{
while(emp!=NULL)
{
cout<<emp->name;
if(emp==current)
cout<<" <---";
cout<<endl;
emp=emp->nxt;
}
cout<<"\nEnd of List\n\n\n";
}
}

void del()
{
node *emp, *emp1;
current=strtPtr;
if(strtPtr==NULL)
cout<<"The List is empty\a\a\n";
else
{
emp=strtPtr;
if(emp->nxt==NULL)
{
delete emp;
strtPtr=NULL;
}
else
{
while(emp->nxt!=NULL)
{
emp1=emp;
emp=emp->nxt;
}
delete emp;
emp1->nxt=NULL;
}
}
}

void search()
{
node *emp,*emp1;
emp=strtPtr;
if(emp==NULL)
{
cout<<"List is empty\a\a\n\n";
}
else
{
emp1=new node;
cout<<"Search (name): ";
cin>>emp1->search;
cout<<endl;
if(emp==emp1)
{
emp=current;
}
else
{
while(emp!=emp1)
{
emp=emp->nxt;
emp->nxt=emp1;
current=emp; 
} 
}
}
}

void main()
{
strtPtr=NULL;
do
{
cout<<"Select your option\n"
<<"[0] Exit\n"
<<"[1] Insert new employee\n"
<<"[2] Display list of employees\n"
<<"[3] Delete employee\n"
<<"[4] Search employee\n\n>>";
cin>>choice;
cout<<"\n";

switch(choice)
{
case 1: insert(); break;
case 2: display(); break;
case 3: del(); break;
case 4: search(); break;
}
}
while(choice != 0);
}

Sir/madam, i'm new in making c++ program...hope you can help me with this... thank you..God bless..

>1. what syntax should i use to insert character that allows 'space'?
cin.getline:

cin.getline ( emp->name, 50 );

>2. is there a syntax that can 'search' name within a list,,, what is it?
It's called a loop:

node *it = strtPtr;

while ( it != 0 ) {
  if ( strcmp ( it->name, key ) == 0 )
    break;

  it = it->nxt;
}

if ( it != 0 )
  cout<<"Found '"<< it->name <<"'\n";

And if I may be so bold, is there a shortage of vowels on your system? nxt and strtPtr are exceptionally annoying to type and read.

1. what syntax should i use to insert character that allows 'space'?

U can declare ur variables using string or even character (eg) string Name; and if u gona accept it from the user u can achieve that by this getline(cin, Name) or if u just want to right u can also use getline() method
geline(Name);

2. is there a syntax that can 'search' name within a list,,, what is it?

Yes there is a way U can use a comparison of variables with boolean to search

Traicey, that's all well and good, if the OP's compiler supports the string class, which it may not as shown by the use of the pre-standard iostream.h header.

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