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SimpleDateFormat and Ordinals

Rik Sweeney
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Joined: Sep 04, 2001
Posts: 36
I'm using SimpleDateFormat to change a date into the format
dd MMMM yyyy
to produce, say,
29 May 2002
Is there any easy way to add on the date ordinal? So in this case it would be
29th May 2002?
Irene Loos
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Joined: Apr 15, 2002
Posts: 78
You can get a string from your SimpleDateFormat and reformat it. Try this:

[ June 19, 2002: Message edited by: Irene Loos ]

Irene Loos
Jim Yingst

Joined: Jan 30, 2000
Posts: 18671
Don't forget that "th" is not the only suffix. I don't see a way to use SimpleDateFormat to do this. I'd use Calendar to extract the day of the month, and switch on the last digit to determine whether to add "st", "nd", "rd", or "th".

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