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I placed the current date and time into String data type. But my table column is

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Question: I placed the current date and time into String data type. But my table column is in datetime data type.

How do I convert?

Answer: SimpleDateFormat is a concrete class for formatting and parsing dates in a locale-sensitive manner. It allows for formatting (date -> text), parsing (text -> date), and normalization.

SimpleDateFormat allows you to start by choosing any user-defined patterns for date-time formatting. However, you are encouraged to create a date-time formatter with either getTimeInstance, getDateInstance, or getDateTimeInstance in DateFormat.

Each of these class methods can return a date/time formatter initialized with a default format pattern. You may modify the format pattern using the applyPattern methods as desired:

SimpleTimeZone pdt = new SimpleTimeZone(-8 * 60 * 60 * 1000, "PST");
pdt.setStartRule(DateFields.APRIL, 1, DateFields.SUNDAY, 2*60*60*1000);
pdt.setEndRule(DateFields.OCTOBER, -1, DateFields.SUNDAY, 2*60*60*1000);

// Format the current time.
SimpleDateFormat formatter =
new SimpleDateFormat ("yyyy.MM.dd G 'at' hh:mm:ss a zzz");
Date currentTime_1 = new Date();
String dateString = formatter.format(currentTime_1);

// Parse the previous string back into a Date.
ParsePosition pos = new ParsePosition(0);
Date currentTime_2 = formatter.parse(dateString, pos);


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