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java.util.Date as parameter in servlet

Brian Snyder
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Joined: Feb 03, 2001
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I know that request.getParameter("xxx") returns a string. Is there any way to get it to return a java.util.Date???
I would like to get the date from my applet and write it to a database in date format. Maybe I should just write it as a String???
What do you think??? See code from applet to servlet below.
Many thanks!!!

code from servlet.....
Bosun Bello
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Joined: Nov 06, 2000
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No. It always returns a string. You just have to try to convert the returned string to a date. There are some methods in the java.text package that you can use.

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Brian Snyder
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Thanks for your help Bosun.
My logic was off. I can get the current time within the servlet itself by using the following code:
utilDate = new java.util.Date();
long dd = utilDate.getTime();
sqlDate = new java.sql.Date(dd);

I figured it out right after I posted this question.
Thanks!!!
 
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