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Making String to java.util.Date

Farakh khan
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Joined: Mar 22, 2008
Posts: 744
I am getting date from HTML form i.e.

String days=req.getParameter("days");
String months=req.getParameter("months");
String year=req.getParameter("year");

String job_start=days+"-"+months+"-"+year;
String job_end=days1+"-"+months1+"-"+year1;

How can I convert and compare with todays date?

My Code:

What I did is; certainly its wrong aproach as:

1. I am trying to write String instead of java.util.Date
2. I am getting today date with oracle and don't know as to how can in get from Java

Leandro Coutinho
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Joined: Mar 04, 2009
Posts: 419

java.util.Date has many deprecated methods, so I advise you to use java.util.GregorianCalendar.

Take a look in the following link to understand the compare() method:

Also notice that if you have the dates represented in String, you can compare them using the equals() method.
Rob Spoor

Joined: Oct 27, 2005
Posts: 19854

Or check out DateFormat and its most-often used subclass SimpleDateFormat.

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Farakh khan
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Joined: Mar 22, 2008
Posts: 744
Thanks from the bottom of my heart
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