How to avoid this messsage (Static Issues)

Posted on 2004-08-17
Last Modified: 2010-03-31
This is my code:

program A:
public static synchronized Date getToday()
        return new Date();

trying to access from here..

Program B:
piObj.getContmstr().setInituwrtdt(new DateUtil().getToday());

And my "warning" message is this :

The static method getToday() from the type DateUtil should be accessed in a static way.

How can i resovel this issues?


Question by:acl6804
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Expert Comment

ID: 11827486
I'm assuming program A is a class called DateUtil. If so, you can call it like this:


You do not need to use the 'new' keyword when calling a static method. You just use the class name and the method you are calling.

Hope that helps,


Author Comment

ID: 11828579
but if i remove the "new" in the line, i will haev this problem.

"The method DateUtil() is undefined for the type PropInputServlet

** PropInputServlet is the name of my program B.


Accepted Solution

pat5star earned 250 total points
ID: 11828911
Make sure your not writing it as DateUtil().getToday(), it should be DateUtil.getToday(). Also, are you importing your 2nd class? If the class is called DateUtil and is in your package my.package.DateUtil then you need to import it at the top of your page like this:

import my.package.DateUtil;


Author Comment

ID: 11837851
oh.. no wonder.. pat5star, can tell me what happend?

static means no need "new"??

Expert Comment

ID: 11838127
"static means no need "new"??"

Your right. Static methods or fields are like global variables or functions. You only use the "new" keyword when you are creating a new object.


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