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SimpleDateFormat year problem

 
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Hi all,
I'm having desparate problems with something that I thought should be a fairly straightforward.
When I use the following code it returns the year as "103" has anyone any idea why this should be!
DateFormat df=new SimpleDateFormat("EEE MMM dd HH:mm:ss z yyyy");
System.out.println(df.parse("Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 GMT 2003").toYear());
Thanks in advance,
Barry
 
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Sorry that should read:
DateFormat df1=new SimpleDateFormat("EEE MMM dd HH:mm:ss z yyyy");
System.out.println(df1.parse("Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 GMT 2003").getYear());
 
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The javadoc for 'getYear()' says:

/**
* Returns a value that is the result of subtracting 1900 from the
* year that contains or begins with the instant in time represented
* by this <code>Date</code> object, as interpreted in the local
* time zone.
*
* @return the year represented by this date, minus 1900.
* @see java.util.Calendar
* @deprecated As of JDK version 1.1,
* replaced by <code>Calendar.get(Calendar.YEAR) - 1900</code>.
*/

but you can try this in stead:

Ren�
 
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Thanks Ren�,
That worked like a charm .. I was worried that because of the original return that the year was being returned wrong. I gather however that if I return a date it will be represented correctly.
Regards,
Barry
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