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Thread: Read Date from Excel and change its Format

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    i have excel file and i want to read some column and insert it in DB, any way i want to read Column with Date
    PHP Code:
    The column in the Excel filewhich i want to be read

    public class Date_DB {
        private String name;
        private Date dateOfCommission;
       //Setters und Getters

    Calss To read from Excel
    Date_DB pp = new Date_DB();
    pp.setDateOfCommission(row.getCell(12).getDateCellValue());  ///date

    But it reads the Date as the flowing:
    HTML Code:
    Tue Dec 14 00:00:00 CET 2010
    Wed Dec 15 00:00:00 CET 2010
    Thu Dec 16 00:00:00 CET 2010
    Fri Dec 17 00:00:00 CET 2010
    Sat Dec 18 00:00:00 CET 2010
    Sun Dec 19 00:00:00 CET 2010
    Mon Dec 20 00:00:00 CET 2010
    Tue Dec 21 00:00:00 CET 2010
    Wed Dec 22 00:00:00 CET 2010
    Now what i wish is to reformat this Date to be exactly like in the Excel file (have Format ""dd.MM.yyyy" ) and store them ad a Date in the Set

    I read a lot about Calender Format, but i didn't find any thing really helpful, i know that, but now i need really to change its format to something like "dd.MM.yyyy", and i know that i should use SimpleDateFormat, but some how i don'nt know how to use it right during reding the Date cells from the excel file

    The Problem that SimpleDateFormat return Type String and i need just to deal with Date
    SimpleDateFormat  sdf = new SimpleDateFormat("dd.MM.yyyy");
    pp.setDateOfCommission(sdf.format(row.getCell(12).getDateCellValue())); // error: The method setDateOfCommission(Date) in the type Date_DB is not applicable for the arguments (String)

    or something like that
    SimpleDateFormat  sdf = new SimpleDateFormat("dd.MM.yyyy");
    Date date = sdf.parse(pp.setDateOfCommission(row.getCell(12).getDateCellValue())); //error: The method parse(String) in the type DateFormat is not applicable for the arguments (void)

    so how to deal with it?

    Any Help?

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