I am totally new to Java...I compiled my menu driven program and I received the following error message:java:58: ';' expected
int add_items(String []number,String []name, double []cost, int []level, int count1)
^
Any ideas on what is wrong and how to fix it would be greatly appreciated.




import javax.swing.JOptionPane;
public class method4
{
public static void main(String[] args)
{
String[] employee_id = new String[100];
String[] employee_name = new String[100];
double[] employee_salary = new double[100];
int[] salary_level = new int[100];
int[] employee_pay = new int[100];
menu();


}

public static void menu()
{// open menu
String svalue;
String output= " how much for you" + "\n" +
"1. Modify Employee Information" + "\n" +
"2. Add/Modify Employee Information" + "\n" +
"3. Report Section" + "\n" +
"4. Exit the System" + "\n" + "\n" +
"Please make your selection> ";
svalue =JOptionPane.showInputDialog(null,
output," ",JOptionPane.QUESTION_MESSAGE);

}//end menu method

public static String modify_inventory()

{//open modify
String svalue;
int i;
String output= " Modify Employee" + "\n" +
"1. Add employee" + "\n" +
"2. Modify employee" + "\n" +
"3. Delete employee" + "\n" +
"4. Exit Modify Employee" + "\n" + "\n" +
"Please make your selection> ";
svalue =JOptionPane.showInputDialog(null,
output," ",JOptionPane.QUESTION_MESSAGE);


// Convert string to intger

int b=Integer.parseInt(svalue);


//menu options

if(b == 1)


{//opening if

//add items adds items to db
int add_items(String []id,String []name, double []salary, int []level, int count1)
{// open add items
int contn;
String scontn, svalue;
//items will be added until told to stop
String output = "Enter 1 to continue and 0 to stop";
scont = JOptionPane.showInputDialog(null, output, " ",JOptionPane.QUESTION_MESSAGE);
contn = Integer.parseInt(scont);
while (contn != 0)
{//items added
//items are added to the arrays
count1 = count1 + 1;
output = "Enter the Employee id Number";
number[count1] = JOptionPane.showInputDialog(null, output, " ",JOptionPane.QUESTION_MESSAGE);
output = "Enter the employee Name";
name[count1] = JOptionPane.showInputDialog(null, output, " ",JOptionPane.QUESTION_MESSAGE);
output = "Enter the salary";
svalue = JOptionPane.showInputDialog(null, output, " ",JOptionPane.QUESTION_MESSAGE);
cost[count1] = Double.parseDouble(svalue);
output = "Enter the salary Level";
svalue = JOptionPane.showInputDialog(null, output, " ",JOptionPane.QUESTION_MESSAGE);
level[count1] = Integer.parseInt(svalue);
output = "Enter 1 to continue and 0 to stop";
scont = JOptionPane.showInputDialog(null, output, " ",JOptionPane.QUESTION_MESSAGE);
cont = Integer.parseInt(scont);
}//close items added
return count1;
}//close add employee

}// close b=1
else if (b == 2){

String modifyString =JOptionPane.showInputDialog(null,

"enter employee number","employee data",JOptionPane.QUESTION_MESSAGE);

}else if (b == 3){


String deleteString =JOptionPane.showInputDialog(null,

"enter employee number","inventory data",JOptionPane.QUESTION_MESSAGE);
}

return svalue;



}// end modify employee data



public static void modify_employee()
{
String output;
System.out.println(" employee has been added/modified");
}

public static void report()
{
String output;
System.out.println(" Your reort has been printed");
System.exit(0);}
}