i have taken two fields date of issue and date of maturity like this

try {
	   tDateofIssue=new JFormattedTextField(new MaskFormatter("##-##-####"));
    	catch (Exception ex) {

	try {
	tDateofMaturity=new JFormattedTextField(new MaskFormatter("##-##-####"));
    	catch (Exception ex) {

and taken both the field of date/time type in database(ms access) , to retrieve date from date from database i use a method DatetoString, it is also given below

static String DateToString(Date d){
		java.util.Formatter f=new java.util.Formatter();    	
    	return f.format("%td-%tm-%tY",d,d,d).toString();

now the problem is this i want to increment date of issue through a method so that i get date of maturity automatically, but i m unable to increment date as it is string, so plz suggest some thing

Because your dates are in a known fixed format, it's easy to use the SimpleDateFormat class to convert the String to a Date, and vice-versa. Java Dates are essentially millisecs since some arbitrary zero point, so you can do arithmetic on them. For more interesting date manipulation convert to a GregorianCalendar object, which gives you methods for adding numbers of days/weeks/months to a date while automatically dealing with the variable number of days in a month, leap years etc.

i do as you told and here is the code

import java.text.ParseException;
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
import java.util.Calendar;
import java.util.GregorianCalendar;

public class PracDate {

  public static void main(String[] args) throws ParseException {
    SimpleDateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat("dd-mm-yyyy");
    GregorianCalendar gc = new GregorianCalendar();
    java.util.Date d = sdf.parse("12-11-2003");
    System.out.println("Issue Date = " + sdf.format(d));
    int dayBefore = gc.get(Calendar.DAY_OF_YEAR);
    gc.roll(Calendar.DAY_OF_YEAR, +42);
    int dayAfter = gc.get(Calendar.DAY_OF_YEAR);
    System.out.println("No Of Days =" +dayAfter);
    //if (dayAfter>30){
       gc.roll(Calendar.MONTH, +1);

    int n= gc.getActualMaximum(Calendar.DAY_OF_MONTH);


   // gc.get(Calendar.DATE);
    java.util.Date nextDate = gc.getTime();

    System.out.println("maturity Date = " + sdf.format(nextDate));



and here is the output it is giving
Issue Date = 12-11-2003
No Of Days =54
maturity Date = 23-11-2004

the problem is that it is not incrementing month


You may want to try using "MM" in your date string to represent the month, rather that "mm" which represents minutes ;)


From the java documentation:

M	Month in year	Month	July; Jul; 07
m	Minute in hour	Number	30