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Posted on 2004-09-28
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I got 3 strings..

one is "date", second is "hours" and the third is "minutes". so for example,

String date = "Tu, 28.09.2004";
String hours = "09";
String minutes = "30";

now i want to convert this into a single DATE format. Like:

Date myDate = Tu, 28.09.2004 09:30;

thanks
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Question by:jaggybala1
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by:zzynx
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Use SimpleDateFormat.parse()
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by:jaggybala1
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could you tell me more, please? how should i use it?
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SimpleDateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat("EE, dd.MM.yyyyhhmm");
String tmp = date + hours + minutes;
Date myDate = sdf.parse(tmp);
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by:zzynx
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You probably need to catch a ParseException:

SimpleDateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat("EE, dd.MM.yyyyhhmm");
String tmp = date + hours + minutes;
Date myDate = null;
try {
    myDate = sdf.parse(tmp);
} catch (ParseException ex) {
}
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by:zzynx
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Small correction if the hours are expressed in 0-23 format then replace

      SimpleDateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat("EE, dd.MM.yyyyhhmm");
by
      SimpleDateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat("EE, dd.MM.yyyyHHmm");  // HH instead of hh
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So, to conclude:

SimpleDateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat("EE, dd.MM.yyyyHHmm");
String tmp = date + hours + minutes;
Date myDate = null;
try {
    myDate = sdf.parse(tmp);
} catch (ParseException ex) {
}
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by:zzynx
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Thanks for accepting
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