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How to check a date is within range of dates ?

Deepak Kumar
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Hi All,

I have a date for example 2007/10/04 in YYYY/MM/DD format,
and start date as 2008/08/12(YYYY/MM/DD),
end date as 2008/08/19(YYYY/MM/DD).

How to check wheather this date 2007/10/04 falls between 2008/08/12 and 2008/08/19?

Thanks & Regards,

Jesper de Jong
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One way to do this would be:

1. Parse all those strings with dates into Date objects using SimpleDateFormat
2. Use the before() and/or after() methods of class Date to compare the Date objects

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Piet Verdriet
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I presume these date's are represented as Strings. If so, parse them to java.util.Date [1] objects using the (inherited) parse(String) method from the java.text.SimpleDateFormat [2] class.
Now you have three Date objects and you can see if one of them lies in between the other two dates by using Date's before(Date) and after(Date) methods.

Good luck.

Deepak Kumar
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Thanks a lot, Its working!!!
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