How to read strings from a Scanner in a Java console application?

Scanner scanner = new Scanner(;
int employeeId, supervisorId;
String name;
System.out.println("Enter employee ID:");
employeeId = scanner.nextInt();
scanner.nextLine(); //This is needed to pick up the new line
System.out.println("Enter employee name:");
name = scanner.nextLine();
System.out.println("Enter supervisor ID:");
supervisorId = scanner.nextInt();

Calling nextInt() was a problem as it didn’t pick up the new line (when you hit enter). So, calling scanner.nextLine() after that does the work.

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