Win a copy of Re-engineering Legacy Software this week in the Refactoring forum
or Docker in Action in the Cloud/Virtualization forum!
  • Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

Comparison between two dates

 
vidhya subramaniam
Ranch Hand
Posts: 91
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I have one date as
String s = message[i].getSentDate().toString()
and another one is
Calendar cal = Calendar.getInstance();
cal.add(Calendar.DATE,-1);
SimpleDateFormat fmt = new SimpleDateFormat("yyyy-MM-dd 'at' 14:00:00");
fmt.format(cal.getTime());
I want to put fmt.format(cal.getTime()) in a variable and compare it with s. I would like to know if the date is less or greater than the other.
Whats the best way to do it
Thanks,
Vidhya
 
Thomas Paul
mister krabs
Ranch Hand
Posts: 13974
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
The Calendar class has all sorts of methods for comparing two dates. So I would convert my string into a Calendar and then do the comparison.
 
Nayanjyoti Talukdar
Ranch Hand
Posts: 71
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I suggest to convert both the object to Date object. Date class implements Comparable interface which has a method called compareTo(Object o). Using the method, one can compare two Date object.
--------------
Nayan
 
  • Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic