See the doc for the set( field, value) method. You can set individual year, month, day, hour, minute, second fields. A major pain. If you have a string date in a known format, you can use the DateFormat class to parse it and create a Date, then setTime on the Calendar. I find the date handling in Java very icky (set TIME indeed!) and always code this stuff with the JDK doc open.
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Joined: Nov 19, 2000
I did not explain my problem better. Sorry. I have a form for users to fill out the text field. I specify the field as of java.util.Calendar type. During testing, I filled out the text field with a date in various ways (for example, 06/27/2003, June 27, 2003, etc.) The computer always gave an error message saying the information I had given was of String type. Therefore, I am wondering what value is of java.util.Calendar type.