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    How can i generate a timestamp which is simple and can be attached to a message as integer insteead of a string.. any neat ideas Gurus

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    Default Re: Time stamp

    How are you attaching it to a message as a String in the first place?

    Sounds like a job for System.currentTimeMillis().
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    Default Re: Time stamp

    Let me get my spoon ... open wide .... a search for what you're asking for:
    java time stamp - Google Search
    Gives you a lot of pages (all but one when I do it) of stuff you probably don't want because there happens to be a class in the java.sql package whose name matches, so I reckon 'spoon-feeding' is ok in this instance. What you're looking for is System.currentTimeMillis() or System.nanoTime(). Read the API documentation about the two methods: they're ok for timestamps but not for unique identifiers nor for accurate measurements.

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