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What is difference between java.util.Date and java.sql.Date?

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What is difference between java.util.Date and java.sql.Date?
posted Sep 19, 2017 by Pankaj Singh

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java.util.Date contains information about the date and time whereas java.sql.Date contains information only about the date, it doesn’t have time information. So if you have to keep time information in the database, it is advisable to use Timestamp or DateTime fields.

answer Sep 20, 2017 by Sourav Kumar
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Here are few difference is :

  • As per Javadoc java.sql.Date is a thin wrapper around millisecond value which is used by JDBC to identify an SQL DATE type.

    • java.sql.Date just represent DATE without time information while java.util.Date represent both Date and Time information. This is the
      major differences why java.util.Date can not directly map to java.sql.Date.
    • In order to suppress time information and to confirm with definition of ANSI SQL DATE type, the millisecond values used in
      java.sql.Date instance must be "normalized by setting the hours, minutes, seconds and milliseconds to zero in the timezone with with
      DATE instance is associated. In other words all time related information is removed from java.sql.Date class.
answer Apr 3 by Siddhi Patel
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