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How to get System Date and time

 
Bhasker Reddy
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I am trying to save a xml file. I want to retrieve
the system date and name the file as systemdate
stamp like mmddyyhrminutes(in this format).
Do you know how to retrieve system date and
format it in that way
 
Bear Bibeault
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You can get the current date/time by simply creating a java.util.Date instance with the default constructor. If you need to use a java.sql.Date for whatever reason, you need to initialize it as new java.sql.Date( System.currentTimeMillis() ).
You can format the date as you like using a java.text.DateFormat instance.
hth,
bear
 
Mike Curwen
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Moving this from Servlets -> Java In General - Beginner
 
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