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Problem with Date Format

 
Raj Chukka
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Hi,

Iam converting the date to MM/dd/yyyy format and converting it back to date and iam getting starnge results. Can someone correct where iam doing wrong?

Code snippet is below. Iam taking today's date: 04/16/2008

Calendar d1 = new GregorianCalendar();
System.out.println("Date is "+ d1.getTime());

DateFormat df =DateFormat.getDateInstance(DateFormat.SHORT);
String str1 = df.format(d1.getTime());
System.out.println("SHORT Style = " + str1);

==> Date is Wed Apr 16 10:44:50 EDT 2008
==> SHORT Style = 4/16/08

// now iam converting the date again from String to Date.
SimpleDateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat("MM/dd/yyyy");
Date d111 = sdf.parse(str1, new ParsePosition(0));
System.out.println("d111 = "+d111);

==> d111 = Mon Apr 16 00:00:00 EDT 0008

Its printing "Mon". what is wrong with the code?

Thanks,
Raj Chukka
 
Chris Beckey
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Its also printing year 0008 (rather than 2008). The short date format does not include the century (i.e. 2000 or 1900) and when you make it make into a date it assumes the century is 0.
 
Rene Larsen
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Try use SimpleDateFormat with the same date pattern in both format and parse method.
 
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