commons-user mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From "Craig R. McClanahan" <>
Subject Re: [beanutils] java.util.Date converter
Date Thu, 04 Mar 2004 18:43:53 GMT
Quoting Flavio Tordini <>:

> hi all,
> i'm trying to set a bean property of type java.util.Date from a String 
> value. From the docs it appears that there's no default Converter to do 
> this. I understand I have to write my own Converter, but I'm sure that 
> someone else must have faced the problem before me. Can someone please 
> post the Converter?
> It would be nice to have this Converter built in the BeanUtils package. 
> If I write my own should I post it back to this list?

The reason there isn't a standard Date converter is that the string format of a
date is locale specific (for example, dd/mm/yyyy versus mm/dd/yyyy), and the
basic converter utilities have no notion of locale.

Within commons-beanutils, you could investigate using the locale-sensitive
conversion utilities instead.

> flavio


To unsubscribe, e-mail:
For additional commands, e-mail:

View raw message