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Java Date Format Doubt

Posted on 2011-09-19
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Hi Experts...
I have two date formats:Sep  19 2011  9:03:32:000AM and 09/19/11 how do i generate these date format in java.
How do i perform addition to these date formats like adding 4 days to 'Sep  19 2011  9:03:32:000AM' .
Please help...
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by:nishant joshi
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Date date= new Date();
formatter = new SimpleDateFormat(" MMM dd yyyy HH:mm:ss");
s = formatter.format(date);

for date formate and for addition
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 Calendar now = Calendar.getInstance();
 
    //add days to current date using Calendar.add method
    now.add(Calendar.DATE,1);
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by:Gyufa
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Hi!

There is a BSD licensed java library called Date4J, you should give it a try:

http://www.date4j.net/#Examples

It's pretty easy to use. The javadoc is located here:

http://www.date4j.net/javadoc/hirondelle/date4j/DateTime.html
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by:gaugeta
ID: 36559393
@nishantcomp2512:Thanks for replying.
Now how do i add days to the format created in the program.
Please help...
import java.text.DateFormat;
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
import java.util.Calendar;
import java.util.Date;
class sample
{
	public static void main(String args[])
	{
		Date date= new Date();
		SimpleDateFormat formatter = new SimpleDateFormat(" MMM dd yyyy HH:mm:ss:sss a");
		System.out.println(formatter.format(date));
		 Calendar now = Calendar.getInstance();
		 now.add(Calendar.DATE,1);
		 System.out.println(now.toString());

	}
}

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by:nishant joshi
ID: 36559403
import java.text.DateFormat;
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
import java.util.Calendar;
import java.util.Date;
class sample
{
      public static void main(String args[])
      {
                int noOfDays=4;
            Date date= new Date();
            SimpleDateFormat formatter = new SimpleDateFormat(" MMM dd yyyy HH:mm:ss:sss a");
            System.out.println(formatter.format(date));
             Calendar now = Calendar.getInstance();
             now.add(Calendar.DATE,noOfDays);
             System.out.println(now.toString());

      }

if you want eo subtract then noOfDay(-4)....
tks..
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by:gaugeta
ID: 36559411
@nishantcomp2512:Yes i tried this.
I have to get the date in the pattern "MMM dd yyyy HH:mm:ss:sss a" after addition.
Please help...
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by:nishant joshi
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ok..
import java.text.DateFormat;
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
import java.util.Calendar;
import java.util.Date;
class sample
{
      public static void main(String args[])
      {
                int noOfDays=4;
            Date date= new Date();
            SimpleDateFormat formatter = new SimpleDateFormat(" MMM dd yyyy HH:mm:ss:sss a");
            System.out.println(formatter.format(date));
             Calendar now = Calendar.getInstance();
             now.add(Calendar.DATE,noOfDays);
             System.out.println(formatter.format(now));

      }

}

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by:gaugeta
ID: 36559445
@nishantcomp2512:Yes ive tried this too.
Its giving an illegal argument exception.
Please help...
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Cannot format given Object as a Date
	at java.text.DateFormat.format(Unknown Source)
	at java.text.Format.format(Unknown Source)
	at sample.main(sample.java:15)

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by:nishant joshi
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import java.text.DateFormat;
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
import java.util.Calendar;
import java.util.Date;
class sample
{
      public static void main(String args[])
      {
                int noOfDays=4;
            Date date= new Date();
            SimpleDateFormat formatter = new SimpleDateFormat(" MMM dd yyyy HH:mm:ss:sss a");
            System.out.println(formatter.format(date));
             Calendar now = Calendar.getInstance();
             now.add(Calendar.DATE,noOfDays);
             System.out.println(formatter.format(now.Date));

      }

}
try now

simpleDateFormate require Date object and DateFormate require calendet object...
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by:gaugeta
ID: 36559489
@nishantcomp2512:The program returns a compleler error on line:-   System.out.println(formatter.format(now.Date));
And after correction:-
System.out.println(formatter.format(now.DATE));
We get  Jan 01 1970 05:30:00:000 AM as the output.
Please help...
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import java.text.DateFormat;
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
import java.util.Calendar;
import java.util.Date;
class sample
{
      public static void main(String args[])
      {
                int noOfDays=4;
            Date date= new Date();
            SimpleDateFormat formatter = new SimpleDateFormat(" MMM dd yyyy HH:mm:ss:sss a");
            System.out.println(formatter.format(date));
             Calendar now = Calendar.getInstance();
             now.add(Calendar.DATE,noOfDays);
             System.out.println(formatter.format(now.get(Calendar.DATE)));

      }

}
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by:gaugeta
ID: 36559538
@nishantcomp2512:Thanks anyway i got the answer.
Its System.out.println(formatter.format(now.get(Calendar.getTime())));


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by:reijnemans
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	public static void main(String args[]) {
		int noOfDays = 4;
		Date date = new Date();
		SimpleDateFormat formatter = new SimpleDateFormat(" MMM dd yyyy HH:mm:ss:sss a");
		System.out.println(formatter.format(date));
		Calendar now = Calendar.getInstance();
		now.add(Calendar.DATE, noOfDays);
		System.out.println(formatter.format(now.getTime()));

	}

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