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Formatting Date Object

Adewale Adebusoye
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Joined: Sep 28, 2005
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I would like to format an object of java.util.Date into the dd/mm/yy format. Im using it for a database program in which the date is implicitly inserted into a table when a function is called, and ive been trying to get the date in dd/mm/yy format.
Any ideas?

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Paul Clapham

Joined: Oct 14, 2005
Posts: 19973

If you're trying to format the date into a String (in whatever format) so that you can insert it into a database table, in a column that is declared as DATE, then the best idea is to not do that. Use a PreparedStatement:However if it's a text column (which also sounds like not such a good idea) or if you just need the date formatted so you can display it, then use a java.text.SimpleDateFormat object to do that.
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