“Missing return statement” within if / for / while in Java

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I have this method which returns a String value, but my problem is whenever I am executing this code the compiler is returning the error missing return statement. What am I missing here?

public String myMethod()
{
    if(condition)
    {
       return xyz;
    }
}
Sep 26, 2018 in Java by v.liyyah
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Putting a return statement in any of the iterative statements may or may not return value. Problem with your code is that you need to provide an else condition for the cases where if condition isn't true. This is why you are getting the error.

But in case you write if/else block, each with a return statement in it then compiler then it will not force you. Thus, you need to write your code as follows:

if(condition)
{
 return;
}
else
{
 return;
}
answered Sep 26, 2018 by code.reaper12
• 3,450 points

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