Well, I didn't see the patch, but my message (probably you just
received) points to the fact that getDate shall work on a
timestamp column, and some kind of patch shall be applied. I
something like this:

if s.length() == 10
 return java.sql.Date.valueOf(s)
else do the old 7.0.3 SimpleDateFormatter stuff.

*or*

try {
  return  java.sql.Date.valueOf(s)
} catch (SQLException e) {
  do the old SimpleDateFormatter stuff...
}

sort of... gotta go, or I'd have sent you a full patch.

/Palle

Bruce Momjian wrote:
> 
> So, I am concluding that the timestamp patch should not be applied the
> jdbc tree.
> 
> >
> > Hello!
> >
> > We solved the problem by patching the code of the jdbc driver (since the
> > new code has ResultSet.getStatement() method and other useful
> > enhancements) for some time, while we changed the code to use
> > getTimestamp() method, since it is not a good idea to stick to patching
> > the code of the jdbc driver.
> >
> > Of course it would be more comfortable if one could use getDate on a
> > timestamp field, but it is not by default always available.
> >
> > In our case the new approach lead to more robust code (more typesafe),
> > and in addition there were also a few other things that resolved when we
> > started to use the new driver, so eventually we benefitted a lot of it. It
> > depends how much code you have to rewrite but I'd suggest doing that.
> >
> > Juhan Ernits
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Tue, 8 May 2001, Palle Girgensohn wrote:
> >
> > > I just got bitten by this too. I use type timestamp in the
> > > database, and often need the latest timestamp, but want to
> > > format it as a date. With 7.0.x, I just
> > >
> > >  select ts from foo order by ts desc limit 1
> > >
> > > and in java: d = res.getDate(1);
> > >
> > > but this fails everywhere in my code now :(
> >
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