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Parsing the date in required format in java

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Hi experts...
I have date specified in the following format in the 5th line of a file.as follows inclusive of quotes-
"SEPTEMBER 20, 2011 - SEPTEMBER 28, 2011"
How do i get this two dates as start and end date in two variables in the format
ddMMMYYYY like startdate as 20SEP2011 and end date as 28SEP2011 as per the given example.
Please help...
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by:Gurvinder Pal Singh
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first split the string with delimiter as '-'
second, use simple date format MMMMMMMMM dd, yyyy

see this as reference
http://download.oracle.com/javase/1.4.2/docs/api/java/text/SimpleDateFormat.html
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by:CEHJ
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Try the following:
public static Date[] getRange(String s) {
        Date[] result = new Date[2];

        try {
            DateFormat df = new SimpleDateFormat("MMMM dd, yyyy");
            String[] sDates = s.toLowerCase().split("\\s*-\\s*");
            System.out.println(Arrays.toString(sDates));
            result[0] = df.parse(sDates[0]);
            result[1] = df.parse(sDates[1]);
        } catch (ParseException e) {
            e.printStackTrace();
        }

        return result;
    }

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by:CEHJ
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>>System.out.println(Arrays.toString(sDates));

(can go)
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by:gaugeta
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@CEHJ:After trying this i got the result as
Start date is Tue Sep 20 00:00:00 EDT 2011
End date is Wed Sep 28 00:00:00 EDT 2011
I just wanted start date as 20SEP2011 and end date as 28SEP2011 with month in capital letters.
Please help...
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CEHJ earned 2000 total points
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You can format the Date instances however you like. You need them as type Date to work with them. For display purposes, just format them with
DateFormat df = new SimpleDateFormat("ddMMMyyyy");
String s = df.format(yourDateReference).toUpperCase();

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