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inserting a date field

 
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I want to insert the current Date into my table.

I need to convert a java.util.Date to a java.sql.Date. The date in my database colum is of type Timestamp.


java.util.Date today = new java.util.Date();
SimpleDateFormat shortDateFormat = new SimpleDateFormat("dd/MM/yyyy");
String date = today.toString();
try{
myDate = new java.sql.Date(shortDateFormat.parse(date).getTime());
}
catch(Exception e){
e.printStackTrace();
}

On trying to insert I get this error:
java.text.ParseException: Unparseable date: "Mon Jun 26 12:46:54 GMT+02:00 2006"
 
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The java.sql.Date has a constructor that accepts a long value (epoch), you need to use it.
 
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Don't worry, figured out where I was wrong.
I should use:

myDate = new java.sql.Timestamp(today.getTime());
 
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nice...patrick
 
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