Getting Date into JTextField

Posted on 2004-04-01
Last Modified: 2012-08-14

I am trying to fetch date from the database, which is a date type there. I want to pouplate JTextField with the date in mm/dd/yy format. I mean set the text of the textfield to e.g., 04/01/04. Date can be any date not only the sysdate.
And also, suppose the date is 04/01/04. How can I select the next date i mean the date of next day..????? I wud appreciate for a quick response.


Question by:raaz007
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ID: 10735870
SimpleDateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat("MM/dd/yy");
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Expert Comment

ID: 10735883
If you want the next day:

Calendar cal = Calendar.getInstance();
cal.add(Calendar.DATE, 1);

Expert Comment

ID: 10739455
Use the CEHJ Comment and later if you want to change the format of your date use this method:

 /**   Turns a date of a format other one
     * @return A chain with the date in the requested format
     * @param strFecha Date of entry
     * @param strFormatoIn Format of entry
     * @param strFormatoOut Format of exit
     * @throws Exception
    public static String fechaEnFormato(String strFecha, String strFormatoIn, String strFormatoOut) throws Exception {
        String strFechaEnFormato = null;
        try {
            SimpleDateFormat formatterIn = new SimpleDateFormat(strFormatoIn);
            SimpleDateFormat formatterOut = new SimpleDateFormat(strFormatoOut);
            ParsePosition pos = new ParsePosition(0);
            strFechaEnFormato = (formatterOut.format(formatterIn.parse(strFecha, pos)));
        } catch (Exception objException) {
            throw (new Exception("Incorrect date format strFecha=" + strFecha + ",strFormatoOut=" + strFormatoOut));
        return strFechaEnFormato;

I hope that it helps,
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Author Comment

ID: 10742730
I am using in the way you have mentioned ...

SimpleDateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat("MM/dd/yy");

"your date"...i m getting from the database with timestamp but it throwing the following exception when i m executing the program...

java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Cannot format given Object as a Date

      at java.text.DateFormat.format(

      at java.text.Format.format(
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ID: 10742774
>>i m getting from the database with timestamp

In that case, that should be

Timestamp t = resultSet.getTimestamp("yourDateField");
java.util.Date yourDate = new java.util.Date(t.getTime());
// previous code should follow

Author Comment

ID: 10742886
Date from the database is "2004-04-02 00:00:00.0" format..>!!!!!!

Author Comment

ID: 10743089
Thanx a lot, now it worked fine....!!!
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Expert Comment

ID: 10743107
No - a date in a database doesn't have a format - it's just a number. What you're looking at is a particular *view* of it and a that's a view of a sql date type (no time portion). The formatting will come when you apply 'sdf'. In this case, since there is not time portion, you'll get

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