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  • spring jdbc newbie- how to correctly use/convert between date formats in a java API

    Hello,

    I am working to create an API using Spring. Now, I wish to use Spring JDBC to create this API in Java.

    The API will also have to store/retrieve date values in SQL Server database.

    What I would like to know is

    (1) Do I store/retrieve the date as java.sql.date? I mean, I want to use jdbctemplate, and in that, do I define the class member corresp. to the date, as java.sql.date? or do I define it as java.util.date?

    (2) The API will be accessed by programs in languages other than Java, for eg Flex (ie Flash)--> since this is different from Java, do I convert the data in the Java API to a string, and send it as a string as output? (That s what I think it should be)... Also, in this case, do I store the variable itself as a string variable (the variable in class corresp. to that table in which data is stored) or java.sql.date or java.util.date?

    Please pardon me if my questions sound silly, I am very new to Spring JDBC, hence the above questions

    Thanks,
    Arvind.
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