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I've watched the following code execute, and every time I check the date of expiration after this executes, I get something like:

Wed Feb 01 00:00:00 CST 3905

Actually, I'm getting this same date every time it executes. The values for Year and Month are (2005, 1) respectively.
String strMonth = request.getParameter("txtMonth");
String strYear = request.getParameter("txtYear");
		
int Month = Integer.parseInt(strMonth);
int Year = Integer.parseInt(strYear);
		
		
Date expiration = new Date(Year, Month, 1,0 ,0 );

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year parameter should be substracted by 1900...

ie.,

Year = Year - 1900
Date expiration = new Date(Year, Month, 1,0 ,0 );
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Month takes the values between 0-11

Subtract 1 from month also
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by:Manish
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Try this.
Date expiration = new Date(Year-1900, Month, 1,0 ,0 );
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by:Manish
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Sorry I didnt see previous responce.
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by:TECHHEAD_biz
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Actually, the above constructors are deprecated.  More correct would be:

Date expiration = ( new GregorianCalendar(Year, Month-1, 1) ).getTime();
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