In my SQL-Server I store dates, does anyone know the best type if I want this look: DD-MM-YY ? If that isn't possible, I take it that you solve this through parsing in the java-code? For instance, let's say that I'm using the type "datetime" type in SQL-Server, how do I map it into java? I would like to get it in a string so that I can parse it(if necessary) in the java-code. Does anyone have the "best" answer???