Does anyone have any suggestions for working with dates that will be stored in a MySQL database? For example, I want to create a subscription service and store an expiration date in the database. Should I create the date in Java and then store it in the database or should I have mySQL create the date for me (if that's possible)? I suppose I'm going to have to convert the date back to a Java object in order to work with it, right? Any thoughts? Thanks, Drew
You can use the timestamp data type, I found this at http://www.mysql.com/doc/en/DATETIME.html The TIMESTAMP column type provides a type that you can use to automatically mark INSERT or UPDATE operations with the current date and time.