How to initialize an array in Java?

data[10] = {10,20,30,40,50,60,71,80,90,91};

The above is not correct (syntax error). It means you are assigning an array to data[10] which can hold just an element.

If you want to initialize an array, try using Array Initializer:

int[] data = {10,20,30,40,50,60,71,80,90,91};

// or

int[] data;
data = new int[] {10,20,30,40,50,60,71,80,90,91};

Notice the difference between the two declarations. When assigning a new array to a declared variable, new must be used.

Even if you correct the syntax, accessing data[10] is still incorrect (You can only access data[0] to data[9] because index of arrays in Java is 0-based). Accessing data[10] will throw an ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException.

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