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I have a MySql table with three columns:


I need to execute several REPLACE into mytable (CU, DA, VA) values("ABC", mydate, myval) statements from Java. mydate is a Date and myval is a double.

My question is, assuming I have a connection to my database, how do I format and include mydate and myval properly in this string statement?

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Here is the output of the NOW() function

mysql> select now();
| now()               |
| 2012-04-24 22:07:47 |
1 row in set (0.03 sec)


This is the format to enter mydate. For a double, just append .0 to any integer. No need for numbers to to have quotes:

REPLACE into mytable (CU, DA, VA) values('ABC', '2012-04-24 22:07:47', 23.0);
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