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Posted on 2004-10-03
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Hi, How can I check if a certain date occurs before another:
string date1 = "22-12-01";
string date2 = "22-12-02";
if(date1 < date2) //date1 occurs before date2
{
/////
}
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SimpleDateFOrmat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat("dd-MM-yy");
Date d1 = sdf.parse(date1);
Date d2 = sdf.parse(date2);
boolean earlier = if d1.before(d2);
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>>boolean earlier = if d1.before(d2);

should have been

boolean earlier = d1.before(d2);
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... and of course

>>SimpleDateFOrmat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat("dd-MM-yy");

should be

SimpleDateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat("dd-MM-yy");
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by:OsdNA
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Thanks for your comments.
>>boolean earlier = if d1.before(d2);
if(earlier == true)
{
}

Will this work?
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by:CEHJ
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Yes (if you apply my correction ;-)) Or simpler:

if (earlier) {
   // do it
}
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:)
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8-)
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