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From Li Ying <>
Subject Re: Struts 2 date field problem
Date Wed, 12 Oct 2011 01:36:58 GMT
Did your problem happens when date input or output?

For output case, the <s:date> tag can let you choose the format to use.

For input case, Struts2 can convert HTTP parameters from String into
most of data type you need, include Date.

But for Date, it [uses the SHORT format for the Locale associated with
the current request]

So, if your parameters can not be converted to Date correctly, maybe you need:
(1)change your input format
(2)or build a new Type Converter to support the format you want.

This page describes the details:

And, the following code is a DateConverter we used in our project,
which support several date formats:

================= START =================
import java.text.ParseException;
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
import java.util.Map;

import org.apache.commons.lang.StringUtils;
import org.apache.struts2.util.StrutsTypeConverter;

public class DateConverter extends StrutsTypeConverter {
	private String[] dateFormats = new String[] {
			"yyyy/MM/dd HH:mm:ss",
			"yyyy/MM/dd" };

	public Object convertFromString(final Map context, final String[] values,
			final Class toClass) {
		String dateStr = values[0];

		if (StringUtils.isEmpty(dateStr)) {
			return null;

		for (String formatStr : dateFormats) {
			SimpleDateFormat format = new SimpleDateFormat(formatStr);
			try {
				return format.parse(dateStr);
			} catch (ParseException e) {

		throw new RuntimeException("Could not parse date. [" + dateStr + "]");

	public String convertToString(final Map context, final Object o) {
		return o.toString();
================= END =================

2011/9/29  <>:
> I want to get the struts 2 date field as Date,
> But it return the string value,
> My bean property is date data type any way Is there to directly get the
> date data type from struts 2 date tag

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