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accessing a variable of method from another method

 
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Above methods belong to the same class. I want to get the value of animalType which is in the first method from second method.
Is there any way to do this?
Thanks in advance.
 
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Do you need to return a boolean ? You could return the animalType instead.
 
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As the code is written, you can't. animalType is local to that method. Once you leave that method it is gone forever. You would need to save it off somewhere in a variable that won't disappear on the method exit.
 
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make it an instance so you could access it outside the method.
 
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