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TimeZone Conversion

Amit Ghilidyal

Joined: Mar 14, 2000
Posts: 2
i would appreciate if any one could help me.
I need to convert date generated from a any given timezone
to any other timezone.

Tom P
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Joined: May 06, 2000
Posts: 88
You can use the TimeZone and Calendar objects to do all the work for you. You just have to know the time zone id for the time zones you want to convert.
Let's assume that you want to convert from eastern standard time to pacific standard time:
TimeZone tzPST = TimeZone.getTimeZone("PST");
TimeZone tzEST = TimeZone.getTimeZone("EST");
Calendar calPST = new GregorianCalendar(tzPST);
Calendar calEST = new GregorianCalendar(tzEST);
// now load calEST with the time you want to convert
//calPST now has the time in pacific standard time
System.out.println(calPST.get(Calendar.HOUR_OF_DAY) + ":" + calPST.get(Calendar.MINUTE));
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