We are creating a time entry payroll page, so converting a text string (8:00A, 12:15P, 6:45A, etc.) to store into a DB as a combination of that date with that time is our challenge. We are using JSPs and servlets. We will display days in rows, so the date (2001-05-23) is not the problem. Converting the string into the time is the question. Also, converting it back from the db to a string to display is also a question. Suggestions?