Access dates between two dates

Posted on 2007-12-03
Last Modified: 2008-03-11

I have two dates:

Date From - 01/01/2008
Date To  - 4/01/2008

How can I output all of the dates between the two. So my output would be :

Question by:monitorscreen
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Expert Comment

ID: 20395921
Use Calendar's add() api...

Calendar obj = Calendar.getInstance();
obj.set(2001, 01, 01);
obj.add(Calendar.DATE, 1);

print the date...
you can keep on adding till you get the required date...

You can come to know the current day, month, year by using get() method of Calendar Class.
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Expert Comment

ID: 20395955
you can use the DateFormat and SimpleDateFormat for printing the date in your required format...
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Expert Comment

ID: 20396048
probably you can do this below,

Date date1 = DateFormat.getInstance().parse( "01/01/2008" ) ;
Date date2 = DateFormat.getInstance().parse( "04/01/2008" ) ;

Calendar cal1 = Calendar.getInstance();
cal1.setTime( date1 );
Calendar cal2 = Calendar.getInstance();
cal2.setTime( date2 );

while( ! isSameDay( cal1, cal2 ) ){
  //print the cal1 date here
  cal1.add( Calendar.DATE, 1 ) ;

public static boolean isSameDay( Calendar cal1, Calendar cal2 ){
   return cal1.get( 0 ) == cal2.get( 0 ) && cal1.get( 1 ) == cal2.get( 1 ) && cal1.get( 6 ) == cal2.get( 6 );
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CEHJ earned 250 total points
ID: 20397338
You only need one Calendar:

DateFormat df = new SimpleDateFormat("dd/MM/yyyy");
Date date1 = df.parse("01/01/2008") ;
Date date2 = df.parse("04/01/2008") ;
Calendar cal = Calendar.getInstance();
cal.setTime( date1 );
while(!cal.getTime().after(date2)) {
  //print the cal1 date here
  cal.add( Calendar.DATE, 1 ) ;

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Expert Comment

ID: 20399035
expanding on what cmalakar and others have posted, to get the output you need use something like this:

DateFormat df = new SimpleDateFormat("dd/MM/yyyy");
Date date1 = df.parse("01/01/2008") ;
Date date2 = df.parse("04/01/2008") ;
Calendar cal = Calendar.getInstance();
cal.setTime( date1 );
while(cal.getTime().before(date2) || cal.getTime().equals(date2)) {
  cal.add( Calendar.DATE, 1 ) ;
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