Hey everyone,
I'm programming (obviously) and have run into a challenge.

I'll cut right to the chase, if someone would tell me how to
compare a variable to each item in an array I would be very grateful.

Thanks for the help!

-WolfShield

Looping over the array and comparing values would be the simplest solution. If it is an array of primitive values, use the comparison operator == . If it is an array of reference types, use the equals method (or compareTo if the reference type implements natural ordering).

Another simple way would be to make sure your array is sorted ( Arrays.sort ) and then use the Arrays.binarySearch method.

http://download.oracle.com/javase/6/docs/api/java/util/Arrays.html
http://www.java2s.com/Code/Java/Collections-Data-Structure/ArraySearchTest.htm