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I'm a newbie, and...cannot find the answer on the Web.

If you want to use the OR operator in Java, "||", how can you type it so the compiler will accept it?
The character "|" on the same key with the backslash ("\") looks like it should be the right thing, but I'm getting these errors at the command-line: "not a statement" and "; expected".

What character(s), on a standard keyboard, should I be using to represent OR?

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I'm not kidding. I really am at the Java kindergarten level. My background is pseudocode, where you simply write "or". Any help much appreciated.

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Are you saying that you are not able to output the pipe character (|) using your keyboard? If yes, then try holding down SHIFT key and then press the key which has | and \ shown. If no, then post the code with which you are getting errors. Using the logical OR operator is as simple as:

boolean someStatus = someBoolean || otherBoolean;
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Yes, that's exactly what I wanted to know. That that was the correct key. I appreciate your example, and your taking time to answer.

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