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Java SimpleDateFormat

The java.text.SimpleDateFormat class provides methods to format and parse date and time in java. The SimpleDateFormat is a concrete class for formatting and parsing date which inherits java.text.DateFormat class.

Notice that formatting means converting date to string and parsing means converting string to date.

Java SimpleDateFormat Example: Date to String

Let's see the simple example to format date in java using java.text.SimpleDateFormat class.

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Output:

13/04/2015

Note: M (capital M) represents month and m (small m) represents minute in java.

Let's see the full example to format date and time in java using java.text.SimpleDateFormat class.

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Output:

Date Format with MM/dd/yyyy : 04/13/2015
Date Format with dd-M-yyyy hh:mm:ss : 13-4-2015 10:59:26
Date Format with dd MMMM yyyy : 13 April 2015
Date Format with dd MMMM yyyy zzzz : 13 April 2015 India Standard Time
Date Format with E, dd MMM yyyy HH:mm:ss z : Mon, 13 Apr 2015 22:59:26 IST

Java SimpleDateFormat Example: String to Date

Let's see the simple example to convert string into date using java.text.SimpleDateFormat class.

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Output:

Date is: Tue Mar 31 00:00:00 IST 2015




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