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Working with dates

Working with dates

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I am new to Java but have extensive programming experience.

I am creating a class that will contain information on an event. I want to be able to store a simple date. I will NOT be performing any calculations or processing the date in any way other than verifying that a valid date is entered.

My event class will look something like this:

CODE --> Java

public class Event {
    private String eventId;
    private String eventName;
    private ?      eventDate;

** Constructor code **

** Set & Get Code ** 

What is the best way to store a simple date. Should I just store it as a String or should I go through the process of using java.util.calendar or something similar?

Thank you.

RE: Working with dates

I'd just use a String to store it.

Cheers,
Dian

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