• Sunday, January 28, 2018

    Java - Very basic and simple bicycle Part's inventory database application.


    package com.masoomyf;
    * com.masoomyf created by masoomyf on 28-01-2018.
    //Class for bicycle parts, its attributes.
    public class BicyclePart {
    //For storing part number.
    public long id;
    //For storing part name.
    public String name;
    //For storing list price.
    public double listPrice;
    //For storing sale price.
    public double salePrice;
    //For storing onSale whether true or false.
    public boolean onSale;
    //For storing quantity.
    public int quantity;
    public BicyclePart(long id, String name, double listPrice, double sellPrice, boolean onSale,int quantity) {
    //Initialize of new Object Bicycle part
    //with the given value.
    this.id = id;
    this.name = name;
    this.listPrice = listPrice;
    this.salePrice = sellPrice;
    this.onSale = onSale;
    this.quantity = quantity;
    //It will take string line like: akjs,1234567890,12.2,52.3,false,10 and
    //convert it to bicycle object by splitting it with comma
    //We use static here to call it directly without creating BicyclePart object.
    //and will crete new Bicycle part and return it.
    public static BicyclePart getPartFromString(String string){
    //split function split the string and give its array.
    //string example: akjs,1234567890,12.2,52.3,false,10
    //ajks stores in 0 index, 1234567890 stores in 1 index and so on after splitting.
    String[] parts = string.split(",");
    //Creating new object with the split array and return it.
    //Long.parseLong or Interger.parseInt or any other use to convert string object
    //in the appropriate data type.
    return new BicyclePart(Long.parseLong(parts[1]), parts[0],
    public String toString(){
    //just return all the attribute, with comma between them,
    //to save it in database txt file.
    return name + "," + id + "," + listPrice + "," + salePrice + "," + onSale;


    package com.masoomyf;
    import java.io.*;
    import java.util.*;
    public class Main {
    //To store all bicycle parts.
    private static ArrayList<BicyclePart> bicycleParts;
    //flag if changes is made in database or not.
    //if yes save it.
    private static boolean databaseUpdated = false;
    //main database file.
    private static File wareHouseFile;
    public static void main(String[] args) {
    //initialize new ArrayList.
    //Array list is use instead of array because it is expandable as
    //well as it will collapse after deleting object.
    bicycleParts = new ArrayList<>();
    //Creating File object of database file.
    wareHouseFile = new File("wareHouseDb.txt");
    //for reading user input.
    Scanner inputReader = new Scanner(System.in);
    //Now check database file exists or not.
    //If there is no Bicycle parts in database, or user run it first time
    //Its return false, because there will be no database file.
    // file is exists, try to read it.
    try {
    //reading main file.
    //Creating file input stream to read file. and passing File object
    //of database txt file.
    FileInputStream inputStream = new FileInputStream(wareHouseFile);
    //Creating buffered reader for file input stream.
    //It's allow to read file line by line and many more options.
    //but we need only to read line by line.
    BufferedReader reader = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(inputStream));
    //Creating String line, for storing each line of database file.
    String line;
    //loop until there is no new line available in database file.
    //If there is no new line its return null and while loop breaks.
    while ((line=reader.readLine())!=null){
    //check whether line is empty or not.
    //if line is empty get next line.
    //If line is not empty perform the following.
    //get new line from file and add it to bicycle.
    //create new bicycle part and add it to arrayList.
    BicyclePart bicyclePart = BicyclePart.getPartFromString(line);
    }catch (Exception ignore){
    //If we get any error during reading file.
    //output error message.
    System.out.println("Cant read ware house database.");
    //Now display these option, until user write quit.
    while (true){
    //It will useful when user chooses an option another that quit,
    //It allow user to read the previous message of console.
    System.out.println("Press any key to continue.....");
    //It will not continue until user press any button and enter.
    //User pressed enter, it means user read the previous information.
    //Now display menu again(or first time).
    System.out.println("Please select your option from the following menu:");
    System.out.println("Read: Read an inventory delivery file");
    System.out.println("Enter: Enter a part");
    System.out.println("Sell: Sell a part");
    System.out.println("Display: Display a part");
    System.out.println("SortName: Sort parts by part name");
    System.out.println("SortNumber: Sort parts by part number");
    System.out.print("Enter your choice: ");
    //Now read the choice of user.
    String choice = inputReader.nextLine();
    //According to choice call the appropriate option.
    else if(choice.equalsIgnoreCase("enter")){
    else if(choice.equalsIgnoreCase("sell")){
    else if(choice.equalsIgnoreCase("display")){
    else if(choice.equalsIgnoreCase("sortName")){
    else if(choice.equalsIgnoreCase("sortNumber")){
    else if(choice.equalsIgnoreCase("quit")){
    //If user select quit.
    //save the database and break the loop.
    else {
    //If user writes another option other than provided menu.
    //Give this error.
    System.out.println("Invalid option chosen.");
    //Reading file inventory.txt.
    //Passing scanner here, so we don't need to create again a new scanner.
    private static void readFile(Scanner inputReader) {
    //prompt user to enter file name i.e. inventory.txt.
    System.out.println("Enter file name to read from: ");
    //read the fileName.
    String fileName = inputReader.nextLine();
    //Pass the filename to new File object.
    //It will allow to check whether file is exists or not.
    File file = new File(fileName);
    //If file not exists display error message and return from this method.
    System.out.println("Error: File not exists.");
    //If file exists try the following.
    try {
    //Create a new scanner by passing file object of inventory.txt
    //You can choose buffered reader also.
    //Just learn new thing.
    Scanner fileReader = new Scanner(file);
    //Marking this line as nextLine.
    //For future use.
    //check if there is new line by looping.
    while (fileReader.hasNextLine()){
    //New line present, read the new line and store it into line.
    String line = fileReader.nextLine();
    //Now create a new Bicycle part.
    BicyclePart temp = BicyclePart.getPartFromString(line);
    //Now check, if this part exists in bicycleArrayList(database)
    //by comparing the temp part number with every bicycle part's number
    //store in array list(database)
    for (BicyclePart bicyclePart:bicycleParts){
    //Check if bicycle part is present or not.
    //Yes present.
    //Update it with new details, available in temp.
    bicyclePart.listPrice = temp.listPrice;
    bicyclePart.salePrice = temp.salePrice;
    bicyclePart.onSale = temp.onSale;
    //Add the quantity.
    bicyclePart.quantity += temp.quantity;
    //Flag the databaseUpdated to true.
    //means save the database on exit, because it gets changed.
    databaseUpdated = true;
    //we use continue nextLine here because if we use only
    //continue, for loop get's continue, and we don't it.
    //so just skip the for loop and continue the while loop
    //without executing the below lines.
    //Below line is for new part's that are not available
    //in our database.
    continue nextLine;
    //If there is no part that matches the temp, that's mean
    //part is new and add it to database.
    //Flag the databaseUpdated to true.
    //means save the database on exit, because it gets changed.
    }catch (Exception e){
    //If something happen wrong, output the error.
    System.out.println("Error: " + e.getMessage());
    private static void enterPart(Scanner inputReader) {
    //Prompt and read all parts info from user.
    System.out.print("Enter part name: ");
    String name = inputReader.nextLine();
    //Below extra inputReader.nextLine is used because, we read a datatype
    //other than string.
    //If we don't call extra nextLine method, after reading this if we read a
    //string, it will give us a new line.
    //Example: we have to read an integer.
    //we use inputReader.nextInteger().
    //After that user write 45 or any number and press enter.
    //45 passed to caller, and enter remains in scanner, and we try to read new
    //line in future, it will just pass the enter which is in scanner.
    //rather than wait for a new string user will enter.
    System.out.print("Enter part number: ");
    long id = inputReader.nextLong();
    System.out.print("Enter list price: ");
    double listPrice = inputReader.nextDouble();
    System.out.print("Enter sell price: ");
    double salePrice = inputReader.nextDouble();
    System.out.print("Part is on sale? [true/false]: ");
    boolean onSale = inputReader.nextBoolean();
    System.out.println("Enter quantity: ");
    int quantity = inputReader.nextInt();
    //Now first check if bicycle part enter by user is present
    //in database or not. If yes update it and stop the method execution.
    for (BicyclePart bicyclePart: bicycleParts){
    if(bicyclePart.id == id){
    bicyclePart.listPrice = listPrice;
    bicyclePart.salePrice = salePrice;
    bicyclePart.onSale = onSale;
    bicyclePart.quantity += quantity;
    System.out.println("Bicycle part updated.");
    databaseUpdated = true;
    //If not add the new part to database.
    BicyclePart bicyclePart = new BicyclePart(id,name,listPrice,salePrice,onSale,quantity);
    System.out.println("New bicycle part is added.");
    databaseUpdated = true;
    //For selling part.
    private static void sellPart(Scanner inputReader) {
    System.out.println("Enter part number: ");
    //Get the partNumber.
    long partNumber = inputReader.nextLong();
    //Remove the extra enter comes with long.
    //Check part enter by user is present in database or not.
    for (BicyclePart part: bicycleParts){
    if(partNumber == part.id){
    //if yes call sellPart(BicyclePart),
    //this method is also sellPart but with different signature
    //i.e. sellPart(Scanner).
    //and stop executing this method.
    //If part is present then this line never execute.
    //If not present, this line will execute.
    //And show error message.
    System.out.println("Error: Bicycle part not exists.");
    private static void sellPart(BicyclePart part){
    //check quantity is not less than one.
    //if yes give the error and stop execution of this method.
    if(part.quantity < 1){
    System.out.println("Error: No quantity left.");
    //If quantity is more than zero(means available)
    //Print the part name and its cost.
    System.out.println("Part Name: " + part.name);
    // here tertiary operator is used for taking decision in line.
    // (true|false ? if true : if false)
    System.out.println("Part Cost: " + (part.onSale?part.salePrice:part.listPrice));
    System.out.println("Part is on sale.");
    //Display the current date.
    System.out.println("Sold Time: " + new Date().toString());
    //decrease the part quantity.
    //change the flag to true.
    //if it changes by another method, no problem.
    //For displaying part.
    private static void displayPart(Scanner inputReader) {
    System.out.print("Enter part name: ");
    //read part name.
    //here no extra inputReader.nextLine() is use because string is read.
    //it automatically read the string with new line and omit it.
    String partName = inputReader.nextLine();
    //loop through database bicycle array list and check whether part name
    //is available or not.
    for (BicyclePart part: bicycleParts){
    //if available call displayPart(BicyclePart) method.
    //if no part is available display the error.
    System.out.println("Error: Bicycle part not exists.");
    //simple displayPart method.
    private static void displayPart(BicyclePart part) {
    System.out.println("Part Name: " + part.name);
    System.out.println("Part Cost: " + (part.onSale?part.salePrice:part.listPrice));
    //sortByName method.
    private static void sortByName() {
    //sort the arraylist with the help of new Comparator.
    //java has compare option for datatype pre-defined in java,
    //If we create a new datatype(i.e. class), we have to implement and override the compare
    bicycleParts.sort(new Comparator<BicyclePart>() {
    public int compare(BicyclePart o1, BicyclePart o2) {
    //Compare the Bicycle Name with another one.
    //Java has string compare method.
    //so we use here and return the compare value to Comparator.
    return o1.name.compareToIgnoreCase(o2.name);
    //Now simply print all parts avail in database.
    System.out.println("Sorted part names: ");
    for (BicyclePart bicyclePart: bicycleParts){
    //same as above but, here only change is that arraylist is sort by it's part number
    private static void sortByNumber() {
    bicycleParts.sort(new Comparator<BicyclePart>() {
    //Compare with part number.
    public int compare(BicyclePart o1, BicyclePart o2) {
    return Long.compare(o1.id,o2.id);
    //Print the sorted arrayList.
    System.out.println("Sorted part names: ");
    for (BicyclePart bicyclePart: bicycleParts){
    private static void saveDatabase() {
    //Check databaseUpdated flag.
    //If it is false, means no method execute which change the current database.
    //Therefore no need to save it.
    //return back.
    //if it is true. write it to file.
    //first write it to temp file.
    //then delete the old database file.
    //after that rename the temp file to database file.
    try {
    //Create file output stream to write the data.
    FileOutputStream outputStream = new FileOutputStream("temp.txt");
    //create buffered writer to write line by line.
    BufferedWriter writer = new BufferedWriter(new OutputStreamWriter(outputStream));
    //loop through all part available in array list(database)
    for (BicyclePart bicyclePart:bicycleParts){
    //write the bicycle part to file follow with a new line.
    //bicycle.toString is defined in BicyclePart.java
    //which gives whole thing in string with comma seperator.
    writer.write(bicyclePart.toString() + "\n");
    //close the writer.
    //close output stream.
    //check if the old database file actually exists or not.
    //if exists delete it.
    //create a file object with name temp.txt
    File file = new File("temp.txt");
    //rename it to database file.
    }catch (Exception ignore){
    //rise error if anything happens wrong.

    Masoom Rizvi

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    Hi, This is Syed Masoom Rizvi, who is continue exploring the world of programming ,programming and programming... :)


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