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how can i get previous date?

prasant sahoo

Joined: Dec 14, 2007
Posts: 7
I am entering a future date,lets say(20-08-2008) through my application.I need to perform some actions on the previous date(19-08-2008) of the entered date(20-08-2008).How can i get that previous date? please help..
Rameshwar Kharat

Joined: Mar 17, 2008
Posts: 3
Try GregorianCalendar
when dealing with the Dates

code to get yesterday's date using gregorian Calendar

SimpleDateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat("yyyy-MM-dd");
GregorianCalendar today = new GregorianCalendar();
GregorianCalendar yesterday = new GregorianCalendar();
yesterday.add(Calendar.DATE, -1);
String yesDate = new String(yesterday.toString());

Hope this will help you .
Rob Spoor

Joined: Oct 27, 2005
Posts: 19674

I'd use Calendar.getInstance() instead of GregorianCalendar. That way you always get the calendar system of the local system; for some countries it may be different.

You can create a Calendar object for a specific date quite easily too:

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