Since I was using common beans to save the data, to send to my Session Bean that uses my Entity Bean for registring the information I did as simple as that in the common bean:

Timestamp startDate;

public void setStartDate(String date) {
            this.startDate = Timestamp.valueOf(date);

public Timestamp getStartDate() {
            return this.startDate;

and change the type of my Entity beans methods for date set and get of course. Works perfectly. Thanks again people.

Best Regards,
Olivier Voutat

On 4/6/06, David Carew <> wrote:
The java.sql.Timestamp class has a static method  called valueOf to convert Strings in the format yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss.fffffffff  (where ffffffffff represents nanoseconds) to a java.sql.Timestamp instance.  As pointed out previously, this is easier than writing your own converter.  See Javadocs for java.sql.Timestamp for more info.

In your  Entity Bean class you would declare the field like the following:

public abstract java.sql.Timestamp getstartDate();

public abstract void setStartDate(java.sql.Timestamp newStartDate);

And then you can use Timestamp.valueOf(String yourStartDateAsString) to convert as appropriate.

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