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Cannot insert 12:00 PM into database

Cannot insert 12:00 PM into database

Cannot insert 12:00 PM into database

Hello all,

I am running into a problem trying to insert 12:00 PM into a DB2 database TIME field.  I have a jsp page that has a select box with the values 1:00 to 12:00 and a select box with the values of AM and PM.  I am using SimpleDateFormat and everything works with the exception of 12:00 PM.  12:00AM and 12:00PM both are inserted as 00:00:00.

My code is below.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

DateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat("hh:mm:ss");
String time;
int var = Integer.valueOf(s);  // s will be 1 through 12
if (ap.equals("AM")) {
    if (var == 12)
        time = "00:00:00";
        time = s + ":00:00";
else {
    if (var == 12) {
        time = "12:00:00";
    else {
        var = var + 12;
        time = var + ":00:00";
try {
    return sdf.parse(time);
catch (Exception e){
    return new Date();



RE: Cannot insert 12:00 PM into database

Problem solved.  It was the format mask.


Needed to be:


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