hi;
I am trying to create a program that will return information stored as long as the word stop is not entered for the employee name, I cant get the program to work can some one help me with this. this what I have so far.

// payroll program upgrade
import java.util.Scanner; // program uses scanner

public class payroll5
{
   public static void main( String args[] )

   {
      Scanner input = new Scanner(System.in );
      String nameOfEmployee;

      double rateOfPay;
      rateOfPay = 0;
      double hours;
      double sum;

      System.out.println( "Please enter name of employee or stop to quit: " );
      nameOfEmployee = input.nextLine();
      while (!nameOfEmployee.equalsIgnoreCase(stop))
      {
         System.out.println( " enter employee name " );
         nameOfEmployee = input.nextLine();

         System.out.println( " Enter rate of pay: $ " );
         rateOfPay = input.nextDouble();
         while ( rateOfPay <= 0 )
         {
            System.out.println( " must enter a positive number: $ "  );
            rateOfPay = input.nextDouble();
         }


         System.out.println( "Enter Hours: " );
         hours = input.nextDouble();
         while ( hours <= 0 )
         {
            System.out.println( " hours must be a positive number" );
            hours = input.nextDouble();
         }
         sum = rateOfPay * hours;

         System.out.print(nameOfEmployee);
         System.out.printf( " 's weekly pay is : $%f\n", sum );

         System.out.println( "Enter employee name or stop to quit: " );
         nameOfEmployee = "";
         while (!nameOfEmployee.equalsIgnoreCase())
         {                                                                 
         nameOfEmployee = input.nextLine();
         }
         System.out.println( "End Program" );

      }

   }

}

Edited 3 Years Ago by Reverend Jim: Fixed formatting

String nameOfEmployee = "";
        String strRateOfPay = "";
        double dblRateOfPay  = 0;

        System.out.println("Enter employee name (type 'stop' to exit): ");
        InputStreamReader kbInput = new InputStreamReader(System.in);
        BufferedReader brIn = new BufferedReader(kbInput);


            do {
                try {
                    nameOfEmployee = brIn.readLine();

                    if (nameOfEmployee.equalsIgnoreCase("stop"))
                    {
                        break;
                    }
                } catch (IOException ex) {
                    System.err.println(ex);
                }

                try {
                    System.out.println("Enter employee pay rate: ");
                    strRateOfPay = brIn.readLine();
                    if (strRateOfPay.isEmpty())
                    {
                        dblRateOfPay = 0;
                    }
                    else
                    {
                        dblRateOfPay = Double.parseDouble(strRateOfPay);
                    }

                } catch (IOException ex) {
                    System.err.println(ex);
                }

                if (!(nameOfEmployee.equals("stop"))){
                    System.out.println("Name: " + nameOfEmployee);
                    System.out.println(dblRateOfPay);

                    System.out.println("Enter employee name (type 'stop' to exit): ");
                }

          } while (!(nameOfEmployee.equalsIgnoreCase("stop")));

    }

ok I guess I should have said that I was new to java, I am in IT 215 and what you gave me is beyond my inderstanding up to this point. Thanks for the response but could some one explain what it means so novice could understand.

// payroll program upgrade
import java.util.Scanner; // program uses scanner

public class payroll5
{

    public static void main(String args[])
    {
        Scanner input = new Scanner(System.in);
        String nameOfEmployee;

        double rateOfPay;
        rateOfPay = 0;
        double hours;
        double sum;

        System.out.println("Please enter name of employee or stop to quit: ");
        nameOfEmployee = input.nextLine();
        while (!nameOfEmployee.equalsIgnoreCase(stop))
        {
            System.out.println(" enter employee name ");
            nameOfEmployee = input.nextLine();

            System.out.println(" Enter rate of pay: $ ");
            rateOfPay = input.nextDouble();
            while (rateOfPay <= 0)
            {
                System.out.println(" must enter a positive number: $ ");
                rateOfPay = input.nextDouble();
            }


            System.out.println("Enter Hours: ");
            hours = input.nextDouble();
            while (hours <= 0)
            {
                System.out.println(" hours must be a positive number");
                hours = input.nextDouble();
            }
            sum = rateOfPay * hours;

            System.out.print(nameOfEmployee);
            System.out.printf(" 's weekly pay is : $%f\n", sum);

            System.out.println("Enter employee name or stop to quit: ");
            nameOfEmployee = "";
            while (!nameOfEmployee.equalsIgnoreCase())
            {
                nameOfEmployee = input.nextLine();
            }
            System.out.println("End Program");

        }

    }
}

Line 20 - Strings have quotes around them. Change it to this:

while (!nameOfEmployee.equalsIgnoreCase("stop"))

Line 48 - I assume this is supposed to be the same as line 20? I don't see any reason to have this while loop. You already have it on line 20.

Line 52 - Are you sure you want this inside the loop?

Edited 3 Years Ago by happygeek: fixed formatting

thank you all, you have helped me to complete the application, it compiles and runs as it is supposed to. again thank you.

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