**You Don’t Write a Code for Solving Your Problem**

Instead you may simply call JavaSolver’s methods * minimize()*,

*maximize()**,*or

**The introductory example shows how its main method calls**

*solve().**define()*the ProblemZoo and then calls

*minimize()*to find an optimal solution:

Thus, with Java Solver you only concentrate on problem definition and rely on the standard problem resolution.

**Minimize/Maximize Optimization Objective**

If you specified an optimization objection using the method * setObjective(var), * you may simply call the standard JavaSolver’s method

*to find a solution that minimizes this objective. Similarly you may call*

**minimize()****to maximize it.**

*maximize()***Finding One Solution**

If you simply want to find a feasible solution that satisfies all posted constraints without optimization, you may call the standard JavaSolver’s method * solve()*.

**Finding Many Solutions**

If you simply want to find a feasible solution that satisfies all posted constraints without optimization, you may call the standard JavaSolver’s method * solveAll()*.

**Limiting Time for Solution Search**

If you want to limit time available to your optimization model to find optimal or feasible solutions, you may call the standard JavaSolver’s method * setTimeLimit(seconds)*. Let’s say you define a time limit as 60. In this case Java Solver will try to find within 60 seconds the most optimal solution (for minimize/maximize) or at least one feasible solution and will stop its execution when the time expires. It may find no solution if there is not enough time (or if your problem is over-constrained).

**Limiting Maximal Number of Solutions**

You may direct Java Solver to consider no more than a certain number of solutions using the standard method * setMaxNumberOfSolutions(int maxSolutions)*.

**Saving Found Solutions**

By default, Java Solver simply displays a found solution (s) or informs you that “No Solutions Found”. It’s done in the standard method *saveSolution(**Solution solution*** )**. You may overload this method to save the found solution(s) into your own Java objects.

The methods minimize(), maximize(), and solve() return one object of the type **Solution** which is described in the JSR-331 User Manual. The Solution’s method * getValue(name)* returns a found value of the variable “name”. Here is an example of an overloaded saveSolution():

In the code first the solution logs (displays) itself. Then it iterates through all defined integer constrained variables and display their names and found values. Instead of logging you may save the found values to your business objects.

When the method solveAll() finds many solutions it automatically calls the method *saveSolutions(**Solution[] solutions**):*

You may overload this method to save certain solutions to your business objects.