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Creating a String from DateTime

Steve Dyke
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Joined: Nov 16, 2004
Posts: 1439
I need to generate a 14 character string from the current DateTime. I will use this as an index for new created records. I need it in the format:

Jay Damon
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Joined: Jul 31, 2001
Posts: 282
Look at:SimpleDateFormat The Javadoc contains patterns that are similar.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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