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java date related problems

 
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My application demands generating a current date and depending on the condition set an alarm for 24 , 48 or 72 hours.
What I need is to generate a java.sql.Date date which I can pass to a method which does the needed functionality
Here goes my code
long now = System.currentTimeMillis(); //The current time
long 24HourFromNow = now + (24 * 60 * 60 * 1000);
long 48HourFromNow = now + (48 * 60 * 60 * 1000);
long 72HourFromNow = now + (72 * 60 * 60 * 1000);

java.sql.Date dtAlarm = null;

if ( sPenaltyColumn.equals("24") ) {
b24Hour = true;
dtAlarm = new date(24HourFromNow);
penalty = true;
}
else if ( sPenaltyColumn.equals("48") ) {
b48Hour = true;
dtAlarm = new date(48HourFromNow);
penalty = true;
}
else if ( sPenaltyColumn.equals("72") ) {
b72Hour = true;
dtAlarm = new date(72HourFromNow);
penalty = true;
}
markPlayerPenalty(b24Hour, b48Hour, b72Hour, sPlayerID, dtAlarm, con);
When I run this code, I get the following exceptions
Fri Apr 06 22:22:29 GMT+00:00 2001:<E> <ServletContext-Servlets> weblogic.servlet.JSPServlet: Compilation of /opt/devpkg/weblogic_instances/wl9000/classfiles/jsp/_EnforcePlayer.java failed: /opt/devpkg/weblogic_instances/wl9000/classfiles/jsp/_EnforcePlayer.java:296: Invalid expression statement.
long 24HourFromNow = now + (24 * 60 * 60 * 1000); //[ EnforcePlayer.jsp; Line: 242]
^
/opt/devpkg/weblogic_instances/wl9000/classfiles/jsp/_EnforcePlayer.java:296: ';' expected.
long 24HourFromNow = now + (24 * 60 * 60 * 1000); //[ EnforcePlayer.jsp; Line: 242]
^
/opt/devpkg/weblogic_instances/wl9000/classfiles/jsp/_EnforcePlayer.java:296: Invalid character in number.
long 24HourFromNow = now + (24 * 60 * 60 * 1000); //[ EnforcePlayer.jsp; Line: 242]
^
/opt/devpkg/weblogic_instances/wl9000/classfiles/jsp/_EnforcePlayer.java:297: Invalid character in number.
long 48HourFromNow = now + (48 * 60 * 60 * 1000); //[ EnforcePlayer.jsp; Line: 243]
^
/opt/devpkg/weblogic_instances/wl9000/classfiles/jsp/_EnforcePlayer.java:298: Invalid character in number.
long 72HourFromNow = now + (72 * 60 * 60 * 1000); //[ EnforcePlayer.jsp; Line: 244]
^
/opt/devpkg/weblogic_instances/wl9000/classfiles/jsp/_EnforcePlayer.java:304: Invalid character in number.
dtAlarm = new date(24HourFromNow); //[ EnforcePlayer.jsp; Line: 250]
^
/opt/devpkg/weblogic_instances/wl9000/classfiles/jsp/_EnforcePlayer.java:309: Invalid character in number.
dtAlarm = new date(48HourFromNow); //[ EnforcePlayer.jsp; Line: 255]
^
/opt/devpkg/weblogic_instances/wl9000/classfiles/jsp/_EnforcePlayer.java:314: Invalid character in number.
dtAlarm = new date(72HourFromNow); //[ EnforcePlayer.jsp; Line: 260]
^
8 errors

As an alternative, I developed another code to do the same task

java.util.Date today = new java.util.Date();
System.oout.println("today : "+today);
Calendar cal = Calendar.getInstance();
System.oout.println("cal : "+cal);
cal.setTime(today);
System.oout.println("cal : "+cal);
cal.add(Calendar.DATE,1) // Add 1 day or 24 hours
java.util.Date expiration = cal.getTime();
System.oout.println("expiration : "+expiration);
java.sql.Date dtAlarm = ( java.sql.Date ) expiration;
System.oout.println("dtAlarm : "+dtAlarm);
but when I run this code , This time I am getting a null pointer exception
today : Fri Apr 06 19:45:30 GMT+00:00 2001
cal : java.util.GregorianCalendar[time=986586330917,areFieldsSet=true,areAllFieldsSet=true,lenient=true,zone=java.util.SimpleTimeZone[id=Custom,offset=0,dstSavings=3600000,useDaylight=fa lse,startYear=0,startMode=0,startMonth=0,startDay=0,startDayOfWeek=0,startTime=0,endMode=0,endMonth=0,endDay=0,endDayOfWeek=0,endTime=0],firstDayOfWeek=1,minimalDaysInFirstWeek=1,E RA=1,YEAR=2001,MONTH=3,WEEK_OF_YEAR=14,WEEK_OF_MONTH=1,DAY_OF_MONTH=6,DAY_OF_YEAR=96,DAY_OF_WEEK=6,DAY_OF_WEEK_IN_MONTH=1,AM_PM=1,HOUR=7,HOUR_OF_DAY=19,MINUTE=45,SECOND=30,MILLISEC OND=917,ZONE_OFFSET=0,DST_OFFSET=0]
cal : java.util.GregorianCalendar[time=986586330915,areFieldsSet=true,areAllFieldsSet=true,lenient=true,zone=java.util.SimpleTimeZone[id=Custom,offset=0,dstSavings=3600000,useDaylight=fa lse,startYear=0,startMode=0,startMonth=0,startDay=0,startDayOfWeek=0,startTime=0,endMode=0,endMonth=0,endDay=0,endDayOfWeek=0,endTime=0],firstDayOfWeek=1,minimalDaysInFirstWeek=1,E RA=1,YEAR=2001,MONTH=3,WEEK_OF_YEAR=14,WEEK_OF_MONTH=1,DAY_OF_MONTH=6,DAY_OF_YEAR=96,DAY_OF_WEEK=6,DAY_OF_WEEK_IN_MONTH=1,AM_PM=1,HOUR=7,HOUR_OF_DAY=19,MINUTE=45,SECOND=30,MILLISEC OND=915,ZONE_OFFSET=0,DST_OFFSET=0]
Exception caught : null
java.lang.NullPointerException
at jsp._EnforcePlayer._jspService(_EnforcePlayer.java:302)
at weblogic.servlet.jsp.JspBase.service(Compiled Code)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.ServletStubImpl.invokeServlet(Compiled Code)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.ServletContextImpl.invokeServlet(Compiled Code)
at weblogic.servlet.JSPServlet.service(Compiled Code)
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(Compiled Code)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.ServletStubImpl.invokeServlet(Compiled Code)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.ServletContextImpl.invokeServlet(Compiled Code)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.ServletContextImpl.invokeServlet(Compiled Code)
at weblogic.socket.MuxableSocketHTTP.invokeServlet(Compiled Code)
at weblogic.socket.MuxableSocketHTTP.execute(Compiled Code)
at weblogic.t3.srvr.ExecuteThread.run(Compiled Code)
I am always getting stuck with date related problems in Java , I hope handling date in java would have been made much easier .

Can someone suggest a suitable source on the net for java date related stuff ?
 
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Sorry Guys there was this violation of naming convention for identifiers so I was getting this errors. The identifier name should not start with a number
 
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