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Convert String to Date

Frank Albright

Joined: Feb 19, 2000
Posts: 23
Can someone tell me what method will convert a String to a Date?
Todd M Bush

Joined: Apr 26, 2000
Posts: 22
The java.util.Date constructor will take a String. It will also take a year, month, day. (hour, min, and sec as well)
Date(String date)
Date(int year, int month, int day)
Carl Trusiak

Joined: Jun 13, 2000
Posts: 3340
This method has been deprecated. To create a Date object from a String object you have to use SimpleDateFormat parse method.
SimpleDateFormat sdfinDate = new SimpleDateFormat("MM/dd/yyyy");
java.util.Date actualDate = null;

actualDate = sdfinDate.parse("1/2/99");
catch(ParseException pe)
//handle exception

I Hope This Helps
Carl Trusiak, SCJP2, SCWCD
paul wheaton

Joined: Dec 14, 1998
Posts: 20768

See www.javaranch.com/common.html. Look for the GDate class.

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Jim Yingst

Joined: Jan 30, 2000
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Hoooooo Doggey - where ya headed pardner?
We don't seem to have the page yer lookin' fer.
Mebbe we're callin' it somethin else now.
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Ajay Kumar
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Joined: Apr 28, 2000
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I think it has to do with Paul's obsession with punctuation. Just remove the last period after "...common.html" and U are right there.

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