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how to convert date to a string

Chitti pokala
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I am using a date fucntion in jsp. I want to convert 2005-01-31 to 31-Jan-2005.

How can I convert this......

Thanks in Advance.
Sonny Gill
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Have a look at DateFormat and SimpleDateFormat classes in java.text package.

Here's an example -


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friso dejonge
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There is a simple answer like the one below. But maybe it is more challenging to read the java tutorial:


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Steve Morrow
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Calculating Java dates: Take the time to learn how to create and use dates
Working in Java time: Learn the basics of calculating elapsed time in Java

Formatting a Date Using a Custom Format
Parsing a Date Using a Custom Format
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