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Comparing 2 dates

Preeti Sikri
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Joined: Mar 01, 2001
Posts: 30
Hi
I have a field called Last updated date and I alread have some date in that field Now what I want to do is compare last updated with current date and see if the last update date is from within last 5 month and then I want to print new. Please help me my pseduo code is something like this
If (last-updated-date lasser then last 5 months)
{
print("new");
}
else{
print("old");
}
Any help would be great.
Thanks
paul wheaton
Trailboss

Joined: Dec 14, 1998
Posts: 20494
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It seems to me that the date stuff in java has been iffy in the past. A few years ago I mashed my C++ date stuff into Java and have been using that ever since. There might be some new stuff in the java libraries that will do what you want, but I'm not familiar with it.
If you like, I've made my libraries free. See www.javaranch.com/common.jsp and look for the JDate and GDate stuff. Just convert your dates to JDate and these have comparators. Or, you could extract the int values and compare them.


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Rob Ross
Bartender

Joined: Jan 07, 2002
Posts: 2205
The Calendar class works like a champ for what you need. Here's a little sample program:

Hope this helps!
Rob
[ January 08, 2002: Message edited by: Rob Ross ]

Rob
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