You can get a Date back from the valueOf() method in java.sql.Date, but it requires "JDBC escape" format, i.e., yyyy-mm-dd.
While we here, would you mind re-registering using the two name format spelled out in JavaRanch's namign policy? We're striving to make sure our site has the kind of appearance that corporate managers wouldn't mind seeing on their employee's monitors, and presenting a proper name helps us do that. Thanks.
Michael Ernest, co-author of: The Complete Java
2 Certification Study Guide
[This message has been edited by Michael Ernest (edited November 06, 2001).]