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Comparison between two dates

vidhya subramaniam
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Joined: Jul 14, 2001
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I have one date as
String s = message[i].getSentDate().toString()
and another one is
Calendar cal = Calendar.getInstance();
SimpleDateFormat fmt = new SimpleDateFormat("yyyy-MM-dd 'at' 14:00:00");
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
Thomas Paul
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Joined: May 05, 2000
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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.

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Nayanjyoti Talukdar
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Joined: Feb 12, 2002
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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.
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