XCODE IOS 5 - Date Format

Hi Experts,

How would I format the following date in xcode:



dd, MMM yyyy?

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So the following code works:

       NSString *input = @"2012-08-21T19:29:52Z";
        NSString *modified = [input stringByReplacingOccurrencesOfString:@"T" withString:@""];
        modified = [modified stringByReplacingOccurrencesOfString:@"Z" withString:@""];
        NSDateFormatter *dateFormatter = [[NSDateFormatter alloc] init];
        [dateFormatter setDateFormat:@"yyyy-MM-ddHH:mm:ss"];
        NSDate *output = [dateFormatter dateFromString:modified];
        NSLog(@"the date is %@", output);

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The output:
2012-08-24 18:59:51.854 DateTimeFormatTest[71926:403] the date is 2012-08-21 16:29:52 +0000
rmartesAuthor Commented:
Anyone care to give a shot? I tried the normal ios dateformatter similar to:

NSDateFormatter *dateFormatter = [[NSDateFormatter alloc] init];
[dateFormatter setDateFormat:@"yyyy-MM-dd 'at' HH:mm"];
NSDate *date = [NSDate dateWithTimeIntervalSinceReferenceDate:162000];
NSString *formattedDateString = [dateFormatter stringFromDate:date];
NSLog(@"formattedDateString: %@", formattedDateString);

But no luck
I just tried and don't solve the question.

In this way:
        NSDateFormatter *dateFormatter = [[NSDateFormatter alloc] init];
        [dateFormatter setDateFormat:@"yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH-mm-ss'Z'"];
        NSString *test = [dateFormatter stringFromDate:[NSDate date]];
        NSLog(@"the date is %@", test);

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I get the string:
the date is 2012-08-24T12-52-14Z
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Hamidreza VakilianSenior iOS DeveloperCommented:
You mean you want to parse a string like "2012-08-21T19:29:52Z" and then convert it to dd, MMM yyyy format? If yes you can easily separate the input string (tokenize it) and pass it to NSDate to get the date components.
rmartesAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys...

Programmer-x, Yes that's exactly what I want to do....but how would I do that?
rmartesAuthor Commented:
Great!! Thanks
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