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From "Larry Meadors" <lmead...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Date format conversion to/from db
Date Wed, 11 Oct 2006 17:25:27 GMT
Make your beans use java.util.Date.

Use <fmt:*> jsp tags for output.

In your forms, pick a date format, then on the backend, do the
conversion from string to date - spring does most of that for you,
IIRC.

Larry


On 10/11/06, Ou, Stan (Mission Systems) <STAN.OU@ngc.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> Hi all,
>
> I've an application that integrates Spring and iBatis with an Oracle
> backend.  We were using Oracle's bc4j before we made the switch.  Since our
> dates are persisted to the db in a different format from what we display on
> the jsp, what would be the best approach to do the conversion?  The most
> straightforward way I think is use a util class to do the conversion in the
> getter/setter of the pojo but I'll have to make the pojo's setter smart
> enough to know whether I'm reading from the db or being bound to a form by
> Spring, something along this line:
>
> If reading from db for display on jsp
>   convert from db to gui format
>
> If being bound to Spring form and then persisted to db
>   convert from gui to db format
>
> The same goes for the getter.
>
> Our pojos are auto generated, so any logic added will get wiped out if
> someone regenerates the pojo.
> Can anyone shed some lights on this?  Any suggestions are welcomed. Thanks.
>
> Stan

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