I have a frame which has a textbox , the values of which should be date and should update a date in a MS Access Database. The date in the Access database is of Date/Time type with Short Date format. How should I convert the string to date format which can be inserted in the database.
If you're working with swings, try using JMaskedTextField instead of a JTextField. This should make things easier for you. I guess this code should convert your String to date format. com.symantec.itools.javax.swing.JMaskedTextField mask = new com.symantec.itools.javax.swing.JMaskedTextField(); String maskchar = new String("0000/00/00\\ 00:00:00:00"); mask.setDatatype(com.symantec.itools.javax.swing.JMaskedTextField.datetype); mask.setText(Your String); mask.setMask(maskchar); Good Luck Meghna
Another question regarding JMaskedTextField: Does anyone know how to remove the underlined characters that are displayed in a JMaskedTextField? For instance, if I declare a JMaskedTextField with mask 000, i.e. three digit places, then at run-time when I focus on the JTextField "___" will appear. It's quite unsightly, seems like an odd default. Thanks, Hilda
hi Milind, there are some classes that help you check the input. see the section "How to use TextFields" in the swing tutorial (java.sun.com/docs etc). the classes java.sql.Date/Time/Timestamp have each the static method valueOf(String). you can use this as a suppletive validation and conversion. chantal
Originally posted by Milind Deodhar: I have a frame which has a textbox , the values of which should be date and should update a date in a MS Access Database. The date in the Access database is of Date/Time type with Short Date format. How should I convert the string to date format which can be inserted in the database.
u have something called Dateformat in calendar class .In that Parse method converts string to date. if u want to do vice versa, toString(calendar obj) is fine. Thanujja