Simple date formatter example

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Simple date formatter example

In this section of simple date formatter example we are going to describe you how you can use different constructors of SimpleDateFormat class to convert the date into the specified format. There are various constructors of SimpleDateFormat class.

In this section of simple date formatter example we are going to describe you how you can use different constructors of SimpleDateFormat class to convert the date into the specified format. There are various constructors of SimpleDateFormat class.

Simple date formatter example

     

In this section of simple date formatter example we are going to describe you how you can use different constructors of SimpleDateFormat class to convert the date into the specified format. There are various constructors of SimpleDateFormat  class.

Date todaysDate = new java.util.Date(); creates a new instance of Date with the current date and time value.

SimpleDateFormat formatter = new SimpleDateFormat("yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss");
String formattedDate = formatter.format(todaysDate);

Above lines of code formats the date object into the "yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss" format.

formatter = new SimpleDateFormat("yyyy-MM-dd");
formattedDate = formatter.format(todaysDate);

In the above code we have formatted the date into  "yyyy-MM-dd" format.

Here is the full example code of SimpleFormatDate.java as follows:

SimpleFormatDate.java

import java.util.Date;
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;

public class SimpleFormatDate
{
  public static void main(String args[]){
  Date todaysDate = new java.util.Date();
  // Formatting date into  yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss e.g 2008-10-10 11:21:10
 
  SimpleDateFormat formatter = new SimpleDateFormat("yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss");
  String formattedDate = formatter.format(todaysDate);
  System.out.println("Formatted date is ==>"+formattedDate);

  // Formatting date into  yyyy-MM-dd e.g 2008-10-10 
  formatter = new SimpleDateFormat("yyyy-MM-dd");
  formattedDate = formatter.format(todaysDate);
  System.out.println("Formatted date is ==>"+formattedDate);

  // Formatting date into  MM/dd/yyyy e.g 10/10/2008 
  formatter = new SimpleDateFormat("MM/dd/yyyy");
  formattedDate = formatter.format(todaysDate);
  System.out.println("Formatted date is ==>"+formattedDate);
  }
}

Save SimpleFormatDate.java and compile it with the javac command.

Output:

C:\DateExample>javac SimpleFormatDate.java

C:\DateExample>java SimpleFormatDate
Formatted date is ==>2008-10-10 13:03:54
Formatted date is ==>2008-10-10
Formatted date is ==>10/10/2008

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