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parsing in servlet

sachin cknd

Joined: Feb 10, 2001
Posts: 12
i am accepting string from html page to my servlet using dopost method.
but this is the date my user is entering from the page.
i want to insert this date into my database(ms access)where i have defined a field of data type "date/time".
the program throws sql exception regarding the mis match of data type.
because i have "date/time " in the table and string in the servlet.
is their any way by which i can parse the string in to date??
thanks in advance
Margaret Carver

Joined: Feb 10, 2001
Posts: 4
This isn't a servlet specific issue. You need to look at the "DateFormat" class, and its methods for converting between Strings and Dates.
William Brogden
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Joined: Mar 22, 2000
Posts: 13037
Good practice requires that you verify that you have a reasonable date in your user's input. Since in order to do that you will have to parse the submission, you will have all the parts to create a date in the format the database wants.
Exactly how you do the parsing depends on the format your form asks for. Look at the java.util.Calendar class
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