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From Andrus Adamchik <>
Subject Re: how does cayenne handle values ?
Date Tue, 05 Dec 2006 14:38:15 GMT
Attachments are stripped from the messages sent to the list, so I  
can't check your example. So let me ask you this - are you using  
Cayenne XMLEncoder/XMLDecoder? It won't handle the dates properly ...  
the rest of Cayenne will. If this doesn't help, could you please post  
a relevant code example inline (not as an attachment).


On Dec 5, 2006, at 3:26 PM, Lothar Krenzien wrote:

> Hi there,
> I posted this yesterday again. But have just seen that I forgott  
> the subject. Sorry for that
> What I would like to know is how does cayenne handle  
> values ?
> My problem is, that I have to import xml files with datetime values  
> in it of different timezones. For example the file contains the  
> following tag: date="30.11.2006 22:14:28". In my case it should  
> represents a datetime value of german format (dd.MM.yyyy  
> BUT in local korean time. Korean time has an offset of +9h to GMT.  
> So in GMT the time part is "13:14:28" and in german time (GMT +1h)  
> it's "14:14:28". For some "historical" reasons I have to persistent  
> the local datetime value ("28.10.2006 22:14:28"), but of course as  
> date object instead of a string value.
> When I now try to convert the string value into a date-object using  
> standard java methods I will get an object which reflects GMT time.  
> But when I try to print it out on a console it will be converted to  
> local date (thus german date). And that date will be saved by  
> cayenne in the database. So for me it looks like  that cayenne  
> tries to call toString() on the date object and will get a  
> recalculated date instead of the original date. If it's true I  
> think it would be better to use a SimpleDateFormatter instance  
> because than the you will get a correct datetime string.
> I've provided a simple demo class to show what I mean. I used Java  
> 5, cayenne 2.1 and jtds with MS SQL Server 2000.
> Thanks
> Lothar

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