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Hi,

I am reading data from excel file and updating the sql table. When I read all the contents from excel file are in String format. How do I change the string into Date.

For ex:

String s ='3/31/2003'

When I tried Date renew = new Date(s); it is not storing the correct date.

I need to insert 3/31/2003 into the DB table.

any suggestions?

thanks,
 
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Take a look at the api docs for java.text.SimpleDateFormat. It provides the mechanism for converting strings into date objects and vice-versa
 
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The simplest way is...

Cut your String s into month, day and year and use the GregorianCalendar(int year, int month, int dayOfMonth) Constructor to create a GregorianCalendar object... Later get a date instance from it and then do things with DB...

Hope it helps...
 
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GregorianCalendar is nice EXCEPT that you have to be very careful with getting Dates & Timestamps you can lose some hours (this can affect Dates too). I second the DateFormat classes.
 
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