Search Problem

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    Search Problem

    I am creating a simple search feature in a C database which is using an array.
    but i cannot understand why the following code will not find the value in the which is in the surname field of the array.

    while (temp<i+1)
    {
    if (records[temp].surname=="a") printf("TEST");

    getch();
    temp++;
    }


    i is the number of records in the array
    temp is the counter
    records is the name of the array
    with surname as the field
    the character "a" is in a record in the surname field of the array

    can any1 see the problem

    thnx

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    >if (records[temp].surname=="a") printf("TEST");
    To test for a single character, use the single quotes 'a'. Double quotes means a string terminated by NUL, so you're trying to test two characters with == which won't work.

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