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problem printing a date from the database

Charles Diskin

Joined: Mar 03, 2006
Posts: 19
hello, I am having a problem printing a date in the MM/DD/YYYY format. It is an Access DB and inside the tables it is stored as: 03/16/2006 but when it is pulled out and printed on a web page it is displayed as: 2006-03-16. Here is the code-

I was wondering if anyone knows how I can get the orignal format (MM/DD/YYYY) to display.Thanks in advance
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Joined: May 26, 2003
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Instead of getting it as a String, get it as a Date using rs.getDate(). Then you can use SimpleDateFormatter to get any format you wish.

This also has the benefit of not being dependent on the driver/database.

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