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Java:Cannot format given Object as a Date

Posted on 2006-06-09
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I tried this and:
public void setRec_date(String string) {
                                    
            recDate = (String)dateFormat.format(string);
      }
When I run the program the error is : Cannot format given Object as a Date

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Question by:coolgem
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by:coolgem
ID: 16873293
also I defined as a class var :
private SimpleDateFormat dateFormat = new SimpleDateFormat("dd MMM yyyy");
      
public void setRec_date(String string) {
                             
          recDate = (String)dateFormat.format(string);
     }
When I run the program the error is : Cannot format given Object as a Date

Thank you
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by:InteractiveMind
ID: 16873433
Can you provide a Date object instead of a String object, to your method?
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by:InteractiveMind
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If not, then will the data within the String be in a particular format?
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by:coolgem
ID: 16873457
NO.  Because after the sql execution the field is in a string.
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[Are the sql fields data/times themself? If so, then you can retrieve them as Date objects using either getDate() or (Date)getTimestamp() in the ResultSet class.]
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Coolgem -- did you try my suggestions in your previous question? (http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Q_21878474.html#16858007) What datatype are your dates stored as in the database?
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