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I have a Person class (saved as . The code is given below.
public class Person {

    private int age1;

    public int getAge() {
        return age1;

    public void setAge(int age1) {
        this.age1 = age1;

Then i have a Employee class which takes Person as data type. Code is given below.(saved as
public class Employee {

    Person person;
    private String employeeName;

    public Person getPerson() {
        return person;

    public void setPerson(Person person) {
        this.person = person;

    public String getEmployeeName() {
        return employeeName;

    public void setEmployeeName(String employeeName) {
        this.employeeName = employeeName;

Then I have main method in a separate class Main ( Code is given below.
public class MainEmployee {

    public static Employee getEmployeeDetails() {
        Scanner s = new Scanner(;
        Employee e = new Employee();
        Person p = new Person();
        System.out.println("Enter name:");
        System.out.println("Enter age1:");
        return e;

    public static void main(String args[]) {
        Employee e1 = getEmployeeDetails();
        System.out.println("name:" + e1.getEmployeeName());
        System.out.println("pname:" + e1.getPerson().getAge());//here it's showing error

What I have tried:

it's throwing NullPointException
Updated 1-Jul-19 7:35am

You are not setting p to e,thats why you will get null pointer exception. Write like this
System.out.println("Enter name:");
System.out.println("Enter age1:");
p.setAge(s.nextInt()); // set person's age to person
e.setPerson(p);  // set person to employee 
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Member 13954890 1-Jul-19 10:48am    
Thank you so much @wseng
wseng 1-Jul-19 11:16am    
you're welcome
Storing the age in the class is not a good idea, since it is only correct at the time it is entered. You should store the date of birth as a Date or DateTime object, and calculate the age when you need to display it.
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Member 13954890 2-Jul-19 1:24am    
ok thank you

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