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GregorianCalendar add error

Posted on 2004-10-15
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I would like to add a day to a date using GregorianCalendar but the add method ins't working properly ...
It add 12 hours to the date instead of a day ...

Please, take a look at the code bellow:

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        GregorianCalendar calcDate = new GregorianCalendar();

       // date is : Sat Oct 16 00:00:00 BRT 1993 and is a parameter
        calcDate.setTime(date);

        calcDate.add(Calendar.DAY_OF_MONTH, 1);        
        calcDate.set(Calendar.HOUR, 0);
        calcDate.set(Calendar.MINUTE, 0);
        calcDate.set(Calendar.SECOND, 0);
        calcDate.set(Calendar.MILLISECOND, 0);

        log.debug("dateAdd Diary = " + date + " - " + calcDate.getTime());
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It print's: dateAdd Diary = Sat Oct 16 00:00:00 BRT 1993 - Sat Oct 16 12:00:00 BRT 1993

The set method isn't working too...

Please, help me!

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Question by:barantes
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by:objects
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works fine here
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by:nesnemis
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works for me too, what version of java are you using?

java -version in your dos-prompt or unix-shell
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by:suprapto45
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Well,

Try to modify the format of your windows's date setting from Start>Control Panel>Regional Options.

Basically your codes should work fine as what objects said.

I hope that helps.
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Time is subject to daylight saving, and that depends on your timezone. It so happens that the time of the year you're parsing is on the cusp of a daylight saving switch. If you wish to be sure that an addition to a date appears exactly as you expect it to, you need to use UTC. Run the following and you'll see:


try {
      TimeZone uct = TimeZone.getTimeZone("UCT");
      TimeZone bet = TimeZone.getTimeZone("BET");
      SimpleDateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat("dd-MM-yyyy hh:mm:ss");

      sdf.setTimeZone(bet);
      Date d = sdf.parse("16-10-1993 00:00:00");
      setDate(d, bet);


      sdf.setTimeZone(uct);
      d = sdf.parse("16-10-1993 00:00:00");
      setDate(d, uct);
}
catch(Exception e) {
      e.printStackTrace();
}

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static void setDate(Date date, TimeZone tz) {
      TimeZone.setDefault(tz);
      GregorianCalendar calcDate = new GregorianCalendar();


      // (Your original comment follows)
      // date is : Sat Oct 16 00:00:00 BRT 1993 and is a parameter
      calcDate.setTime(date);

      calcDate.add(Calendar.DAY_OF_MONTH, 1);
      calcDate.set(Calendar.HOUR, 0);
      calcDate.set(Calendar.MINUTE, 0);
      calcDate.set(Calendar.SECOND, 0);
      calcDate.set(Calendar.MILLISECOND, 0);

      //log.debug("dateAdd Diary = " + date + " - " + calcDate.getTime());
      System.out.println("dateAdd Diary = " + date + " - " + calcDate.getTime());
}


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