I have a exellent solution from one of the experts for_van. But I am unable to get in contact with him. The date solution 10/23/11 09:30 PM, ID: 37015932from flib and his source code works well and is a solution. I set this up as a separate class and pass parameters. However, I still have to return the date to my class in the format I require "mm/dd/yy". I cant seem to get the actual date in alone my format from the c.getTime() or any other date methods. Can you help me and that would be the end. Thanks.