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Subject RE: [betwixt] Strategies for roundtripping Date objects
Date Fri, 11 Apr 2003 15:21:12 GMT
I finally got it to work!

Below is my testcase for validating round tripping.  To get this to work you
need CVS Head of beanutils.  The ConvertUtils, being static, can be modified
before you start using betwixt.  The KEY was to make sure the same XML
introspector settings are used in reading and writing!

Also, I had to have leniency turned on!

Eric Pugh

    public void testQuickLoadSaveCycle() throws Exception
        // To convert string to date: Thu Apr 10 17:23:20 EDT 2003
        log.warn("\n\n\nBeginning converter create\n\n\n");
        String pattern = "EEE MMM d hh:mm:ss z yyyy";
        ConvertUtils utils = new ConvertUtils();
        DateLocaleConverter converter = new
DateLocaleConverter(Locale.getDefault(),"EEE MMM d hh:mm:ss z yyyy",true);

          // test with leniency

        log.warn("\n\n\nDone register\n\n\n");
        //Technician t = (Technician)

        Notification notification = new Notification();
        notification.setComments("Dude, I am testing!");
        notification.setDate(new Date());
       // notification.setSender(t);

        ByteArrayOutputStream out = new ByteArrayOutputStream();
        BeanWriter writer = new BeanWriter(out);
        //      force logging to go to System.err
        //writer.setLog(new SimpleLog("test.betwixt"));
        XMLIntrospector introspector = new XMLIntrospector();

        String result = out.toString();

        BeanReader reader = new BeanReader();

        Notification newNotification = (Notification) reader.parse(new
        assertNotNull("Check the date!",newNotification.getDate());


-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2003 3:43 PM
Subject: RE: [betwixt] Strategies for roundtripping Date objects

Okay, I now understand..  The requirement is for BeanUtils's ConvertUtils to
now be able to look up a java.util.Date converter, similar to it's existing
java.sql.Timestamp converters.  There seems to be another thread about this
being added.

Presumably, when it is added, Betwixt will just pick it up?

Also, therotecially, it looks like I can register my own converter with
ConvertUtils that would work?


-----Original Message-----
From: Pugh, Eric 
Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2003 3:09 PM
To: 'Jakarta Commons Developers List'
Subject: RE: [betwixt] Strategies for roundtripping Date objects


I went into the source to try and submit a testcase, and it seems like my
problem has been solved..  The testcase TestBeanReader uses
and java.sql.timestamp classes, and seems to read them in easily.

However, I added another property:

   * Sets the java.util.Date object.
   * @param javaUtilDate The javaUtilDate to set
  public void setJavaUtilDate(java.util.Date javaUtilDate) {
    this.javaUtilDate = javaUtilDate;

   * Returns the javaUtilDate.
   * @return java.util.Date
  public java.util.Date getJavaUtilDate() {
    return javaUtilDate;

and I get (which I expected):

------------- Standard Error -----------------
[WARN] MethodUpdater - -Cannot evaluate method: setJavaUtilDate on bean:
[org.apache.commons.betwixt.CustomerBean: ID=null, name=James,
address=[org.apache.commons.betwixt.AddressBean: street=null, city=null,
country=null]] of type: org.apache.commons.betwixt.CustomerBean with value:
Thu Apr 10 14:55:44 EDT 2003 of type: java.lang.String
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: argument type mismatch
	at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)

Now, how do the java.sql.* types convert?  There doesn't seem to be any
.betwixt or other funky magic!


Eric Pugh

-----Original Message-----
From: robert burrell donkin
Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2003 2:10 PM
To: Jakarta Commons Developers List
Subject: Re: [betwixt] Strategies for roundtripping Date objects

hi eric

did you miss my post?

(making a .betwixt file is pretty easy but i'm not sure that it'll do any 

- robert

On Wednesday, April 2, 2003, at 07:50 PM, wrote:

> I recieved any feedback on this..  I will take a looksee at tweaking how
> betwixt works and what is involved in making a .betwixt file, however, if
> anyone has any samples, that would be much appreciated!
> eRic
> -----Original Message-----
> From: []
> Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2003 11:05 AM
> To:
> Subject: [betwixt] Strategies for roundtripping Date objects
> Hi all,
> I am using betwixt to take a basic object with lots of string parameters 
> and
> roundtrip them to XML and back.  However, I just added a java.util.Date
> object, and now betwixt is erroring when it tries to pass the String
> representation of the date object back in as a string.  I could add a 
> method
> public void setDate(String dateAsString)
> but that seems icky.  Do I have to create a .betwixt file to deal with 
> this?
> Or, should betwixt be changed to look at my String and try and convert it 
> to
> a date if my only matching method signature takes a date.  Alternatively 
> to
> create a .betwixt file, can I do the same thing, but programatically.  I
> don't really want to add yet another file for mapping.
> Loving Betwixt!
> Eric Pugh

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