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From Siddiq Syed <siddiq...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: s:textfield and date format as dd/MM/yyyy
Date Wed, 04 Nov 2009 16:16:12 GMT

As far as date validation are concerned , declare the date variable as string
in your view bean,

Add regular expression validation in the validation file.

<field-validator type="regex">
(((((((0[13578])|(1[02]))[\/]((0[1-9])|([12]\d)|(3[01])))|(((0[469])|(11))[\/]?((0[1-9])|([12]\d)|(30)))|((0?2)[\/]((0[1-9])|(1\d)|(2[0-8]))))[\/](((19)|([1-9][0-9]))([\d][\d]))))|((0?2)[\/](29)[\/](((19)|([1-9][0-9]))(([02468][048])|([13579][26])))))$
</field-validator>

once validation passes you can convert the string to date and used the same
in the service layer.

Hope its work for you.


carl ballantyne wrote:
> 
> Hi All,
> 
> I have a Person object with a birthday attribute which is a Date. In  
> the form I have a textfield to enter the value. I want the field to  
> display the date in the format dd/MM/yyyy and the validation to apply  
> using that format. However everything I am trying does not work.
> 
> I tried putting "format.date = {0,date,dd/MM/yyyy}" in the properties  
> (http://struts.apache.org/2.1.8/docs/formatting-dates-and-numbers.html) as
> I  
> am apparently supposed to but this does not display the date in the  
> correct format via the s:date tag or the s:textfield tag and the  
> validation does not work. Via the s:date I get "Nov 16, 1976 12:00:00  
> AM" and via s:textfield I get "11/16/76 12:00:00 AM.000". If I try and  
> put a date in the format dd/MM/yyyy it tells me it is in an invalid  
> format. It only accepts MM/dd/yyyy.
> 
> I also tried adding "struts.date.format = dd/MM/yyyy" to the  
> properties file for my package.  
> (http://struts.apache.org/2.1.8/docs/date.html). This seems to work a  
> bit better. The date is displayed in the correct format via the s:date  
> tag. However the s:textfield displays it as "11/16/76 12:00:00  
> AM.000". And the validation works the same as before, ie only accepts  
> MM/dd/yyyy dates when I really want dd/MM/yyyy.
> 
> I am not using a custom Date Converter because the guide says not to  
> use it to display i18n formatted dates. Do I need to resort to this?
> 
> It just seems I am doing something wrong as it should not be this  
> difficult. How do you guys deal with converting date strings?
> 
> Cheers,
> Carl.
> 
> 
> 
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