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Modeling Day of the Week

 
Troy Harvey
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I'm working with a database table for "Templates." Each "Template" record has a couple of "Day of the Week" fields. They are represented as numbers (1 = Sun, 2 = Mon, etc).

I want to display the day of the week in a friendly way on the front end (like "Tuesday"). How should I model "Day of the Week" in Java? I was looking at the Java Calendar class, but I can't think of a good way to use that. Should I just write my own WeekDay class that does the work?

Thanks!
 
Amit M Tank
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Have another table in the database, like a master table which has the mapping of the number to the day like 1=Sunday, 2=Monday. Alternatively you could just create a static Hashmap to hold this values and use it your code. A better way to do would be to use either a database ot a poperties file for creating this hashmap so that you don't have to touch your code when you want the format to be changed.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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