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BigDecimal to Date

Tanu Gulati
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Can any body tell me how to convert BigDecimal to Date?

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Jesper de Jong
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A BigDecimal holds a number. A Date is something completely different. Does your BigDecimal hold a number that somehow encodes a date? You need to know what the number in the BigDecimal means exactly to be able to convert it.

Assuming that your BigDecimal holds the number of milliseconds since 1 January 1970, 12:00 AM UTC (which is a common way to encode dates), you could do it like this:

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