This is my first post, forgive me for not being immediately familiar with any forum protocols.

I am trying to read in a txt file and store the data in my class. I keep running into this error

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NumberFormatException: For input string: "./src.Chance"
at java.lang.NumberFormatException.forInputString(NumberFormatException.java:65)
at java.lang.Integer.parseInt(Integer.java:481)
at java.lang.Integer.parseInt(Integer.java:527)
at Driver.main(Driver.java:31)

this is my code

import java.util.*;

public class Driver {

    private static Scanner stringScan;
    private static Scanner cardScan;

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        // TODO Auto-generated method stub

        Card Chance[] = new Card[16];

        cardScan = new Scanner("./src.Chance");
        while (cardScan.hasNext()) {
            stringScan = new Scanner(cardScan.next());

        }//End Chance
    }//End main
}//End Class

This is my Card class constructor

public Card(String cardName, int value, int cardEffect ) {
        // TODO Auto-generated constructor stub

        this.cardEffect = cardEffect;
        this.value = value;
        this.cardName = cardName;

    }// End Card

and part of the txt file I'm trying to read in.

Take a ride on the Reading Railroad If you pass go collect $200,200,6
Bank pays you divedend of $50,50,0
Advance to Illinois Avenue,0,25
Your building and loan matures Collect $150,150,0

I know this is something simple and I'm just missing one line of code but I cannot seem to find it and my old workspace isn't available for reference. Please help.

Edited by qew.brown

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Last Post by qew.brown

You probably want to read the contents of the file, not just parse the file name. So I think you need something like this:

cardScan = new Scanner(new File("./src.Chance"));

and I would just add throws Exception to the main method.


Thanks, that seemed to fix that problem. I knew it was something simple. I appreciate it

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