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Gobind Singh
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How can I format a date to get a string of the following format:


I have tried SimpleDateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat("dd.M.y");
and sdf.format(myDate);

This returns a string of the format dd.m.yy

I dont want the 2 digit year. I only want the last digit of the year e.g. for 2007 I want 7.
Jesper de Jong
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I don't think SimpleDateFormat supports formatting only 1 digit of the year. Why do you want to do it like that - it's very unusual to use only 1 digit for the year, and in three years time it will be 2010, what output do you want then - "0" or "10"?

You'll have to do this manually (without SimpleDateFormat) if you really want to do this.

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Gobind Singh
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i totally agree with you. Its a business requirement to output the date in that format.
I agree. Here's the link:
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