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Need to parse a date from a String.

Tontang Bei
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Joined: Oct 21, 2006
Posts: 130
Hello,
I need to parse a date from a String. Ive been checking the APis and everything seems so deprecated. I cant figure out how to do this Any pointers?
Joanne Neal
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Did you try looking at SimpleDateFormat ?


Joanne
Burkhard Hassel
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Joined: Aug 25, 2006
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Hi Bei,

I noticed, this is your 100th post. So you're expected to open a bottle of wine.

One of the classes you need is java.text.SimpleDateFormat
(see Where your java is /Java/docs/api/java/text/SimpleDateFormat.html)
The document also shows what letter means what (e.g. that big M meand month and small m means minute)

An example:


Prints:
Fri May 04 00:00:00 CEST 2007 <- my time zone, Yours, Bu.
05-04-2007
Tontang Bei
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Joined: Oct 21, 2006
Posts: 130
Hi Bu,
Thanks for the explanation. I have also implemented something pretty much the same in my program. But now I have to so some date arithmetic on it. any ideas on that? I basically have to compare 2 dates I guess I will have to parse the month, the date and the year from the Date object.(Is that possible?) Is there another way to do this?
 
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