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SQl date conversion to java.util.Date object

Poonam Kadu
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Joined: Jul 21, 2006
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Hello friends,
How do I convert a date (mm/dd/yyyy)from SQl dbase to java.util.Date or java.sql.Date and then compare it with the current date retrieved through jaav.util.Date ?

cheers,
Poonam
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Poonam,
You can get the date from the database as a java.sql.Date through rs.getDate() if you just need the date. [You would use rs.getTime() or rs.getTimeStamp() if you needed the time too.]

You can get the current system date as new java.util.Date(). Since java.sql.Date is a subclass of java.util.Date, you can compare the values using date1.compareTo(date2).


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