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java.sql.date to string

Patrick Mallahan
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how would i convert a java.sql.date variable to a string?
Paul Sturrock
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I recommend the toString() method of java.sql.Date class.

If you need to control the formatting, look at java.text.DateFormat and java.text.SimpleDateFormat.
[ July 11, 2005: Message edited by: Paul Sturrock ]

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Patrick Mallahan
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i used .toString() and it didnt seem to work. I am passing a string of the date formatted like yyyy-mm-dd to a class that converts the string to a java.sql.Date variable here is the snippet:



Then I call getStarDate which consists of nothing but a return on the internal private variable and I am not getting anything in the return. It is coming abck null
Steve Morrow
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What else is going on in setDate/getDate?

Example:
Patrick Mallahan
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Set start/end date


get start/end date
Steve Morrow
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There must be some other code that is interfering. Refer to the example I posted. If you still run into the problem, please post a short, concise, executable example of what you're trying to do. This does not have to be the actual code you are using. Write a small example that demonstrates your intent, and only that. Wrap the code in a class and give it a main method that runs it - if we can just copy and paste the code into a text file, compile it and run it without any changes, then we can be sure that we haven't made incorrect assumptions about how you are using it.

 
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