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Parsing dates with dashes

Tarek Nabil

Joined: May 07, 2005
Posts: 1
Hi everyone,

This might sound like a trivial problem, I personally never thought I would have a problem parsing dates, but it seems like the SimpleDateFormat class does not like dashes.

SimpleDateFormat format = new SimpleDateFormat("dd-MM-yyyy");

java.text.ParseException: Unparseable date: "24-09-1976"

at java.text.DateFormat.parse(

at test.TestMisc.testDateParse(

at test.TestMisc.main(

Please help.
miguel lisboa
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Joined: Feb 08, 2004
Posts: 1281
i found no prob whatsoever:

Fri Sep 24 00:00:00 BST 1976

java amateur
Annie Smith
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Joined: Mar 05, 2005
Posts: 172
Even I didn't find any problem when I replied to the same question on Sun's forum. Maybe there is some older class file creating the problem.

Cheers!<br /><b>Annie</b>
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