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Modeling Day of the Week

Troy Harvey

Joined: Mar 01, 2007
Posts: 6
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?

Amit M Tank
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Joined: Mar 28, 2004
Posts: 257
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.

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