i m new in java
i want to create one to many objects it depends of the user how many objects he wants to create
for a test the user can put a name and age then these entries will be saved to a hasmap then to a file in a disk
please see my code

import java.io.BufferedWriter;
import java.io.File;
import java.io.FileWriter;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.util.HashMap;
import java.util.Map;
import java.util.Scanner;

class Person {

    private String name;
    private int age;
    public String getName() {

        return name;
    public void setName(String name) {
        this.name = name;
    public int getAge() {

        return age;
    public void setAge(int age) {
        this.age = age;
    // Classes can contain

    // 1. Data
    // 2. Subroutines (methods)
public class App {

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        File file = new File("texte.txt");//creating a file named texte.txt
        Scanner input=new Scanner(System.in);
        //HashMap<String, Integer> map = new HashMap<String,Integer>();
        HashMap<Integer,String> map1 = new HashMap<Integer,String>();
        int i=0;
        System.out.println("Enter a Value: ");// asking how many objects wants to create
        int valeur=input.nextInt();
            System.out.println("Enter a name: ");// creating name
            String nom=input.next();
            System.out.println("Enter age: ");// creating age
            int sine=input.nextInt();
            Person personi=new Person();// creating object personi where i is the value..not sure if it //is               correct
            //map.put(nom, sine);
            try (BufferedWriter br = new BufferedWriter(new FileWriter(file))) {
                   br.write(map1);// write the map1 to a file 

                } catch (IOException e) {
                    System.out.println("Unable to read file " + file.toString());
        for(Map.Entry<Integer,String> entry: map1.entrySet()) {
            int key = entry.getKey();
            String value = entry.getValue();

            System.out.println("Name is "+value + " and has " + key+" old age");
        // Create a Person object using the Person class
       // Person person1 = new Person();  

       // person1.setName(name);
       // person1.setAge(age);
       // System.out.println("Name :"+person1.getName());
       // System.out.println("Age :"+person1.getAge());

        // Create a second Person object



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The compiler is your friend. If you compile this code the error messages wil show you some things to fix.

In the meantime, here are some points:
You create Person objects, but you put name and age into the Map. Shouldn't it be something more like (eg) name as key and Person as value?
If you want to simply write an object like a HashMap to a file you need to use an ObjectOutputStream, you can't just use a raw BufferedWriter

You can use serialization on this (implements Serialization)
Use an ObjectOutputStream to save your data and ObjectInputStream to get it back.

For creating more Person object's you can use this:

private List<Person> variable = new ArrayList<Person>();
Person p = new Person();
variable.add(p); //-> Add person object

Every new person will be added to this list.

to save the list on your desktop: (make sure your class implements serialization)

ObjectOutputStream output = new ObjectOutputStream(new OutputStream(new File(path to save)));
output.writeObject(variable); //->List to write

to Open it:

ObjectInputStream input = new ObjextInputStream(new InputStream(new file(path to file)));
List<Person> myStoredArray = new ArrayList<Person>(); // Declare this on global level
myStoredArray = (ArrayList<Person>) input.readObject; //READ WHOLE SAVE FILE 
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