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Converting String to util.Date and then sql.Date

 
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Hi All,
I am trying to convert a String to a java.util.Date and then subsequently convert it into java.sql.Date to be queried in the database. Kindly let me know if there is a better approach for this .
In Servlets I have passed a method in which i am passing 2 parameters 'String from, String to':
and then based upon I want to get all the request(having 4 columns i.e req_id, name, status, create_date) in the database between those two dates. and then subsequently put in a table .
Note: In the database the date format is eg. 8/1/01 but when i click the cell(I am using a software to access the database) a dialog window comes up and shows the date as "Wednesday, August 01, 2001" . I am not sure if there is anything to do with this ?
This is the method allRequest():

Kindly let me know how this problem could be solved.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Regards,
John

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When dealing with dates between a DB and Java, I've found it simpler to use timestamps. For example,
Timestamp time = new Timestamp( (new java.util.Date()).getTime());
...
stmt.setTimestamp( 1, time );
....
Timestamp time = stmt.getTimestamp( "Time" );
And create some utilities form parsing you own formats
public static Timestamp getTimestamp( String day, String month, String year ) {
public static Date getTimestampAsDate( Timestamp date ) {
This seems to avoid a lot of issues since you can't argue with a date/time represented in milliseconds. Hope this helps.
Sean
 
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