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SimpleDateFormat parse() gives incorrect result

Preet Dholabhai

Joined: Jan 24, 2010
Posts: 19
Dfault TimeZone GMT-3.00.
I am parsing new Date("1900/01/01").toString using the parse method of SimpleDateFormat.

The Result i get is
Sun Dec 31 23:15:16 UYT 1899
instead of
Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 UYT 1900

I can't understand why is the result different.

PS: If i change the TimeZone to GMT +5.30 the result is as expected.

Thanks & regards,
Ravishanker kumar
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Joined: Jul 20, 2006
Posts: 53
Try with SimpleDateFormate and Local ,

SimpleDateFormat df=new SimpleDateFormat("yyyy/MM/dd",Locale.US);
Date date= df.parse("1900/01/01");

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