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How to check if date/time was entered?

Kerry Shannon
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Joined: May 08, 2001
Posts: 31
How can you verify that a date / time was entered in a field? We tried to convert the time into a long, and then check if null, but it doesn't like that.
starttime = time.getDStartTime().getTime();
if (starttime == null)
{
starttime = 0;
}
What do you need to convert the time to before checking (String?), or what can you use to check a long?
Paul Stevens
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Joined: May 17, 2001
Posts: 2823
Use the DateFormat parse(String) method. It will throw an exception if the string is not a valid date.
 
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