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Converting a date to numeric

Jennifer Sohl
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Joined: Feb 28, 2001
Posts: 455
We have "dates" in one of our databases that are six position numeric fields. I need to take a user keyed date and convert it to a six digit numeric field so I can compare it to the data in the DB. How can I do this?
Any help is greatly appreciated!!
Layne Lund
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Joined: Dec 06, 2001
Posts: 3061
The Java API provides several classes that help you manipulate dates. Perhaps one of these can help you out:
SimpleDateFormat
DateFormat
Date
These are just a few of the classes I found. See details and links to other classes in the API docs.
Layne


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