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Add AM PM to time using SimpleDateFormat

  1. /*
  2.   Add AM/PM to time using SimpleDateFormat
  3.   This example shows how to format time to have a AM/PM text using Java
  4.   SimpleDateFormat class.  
  5. */
  6.  
  7. import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
  8. import java.util.Date;
  9.  
  10. public class AddAMPMToFormattedDate {
  11.  
  12.   public static void main(String[] args) {
  13.  
  14.     //create Date object
  15.     Date date = new Date();
  16.    
  17.      //formatting time to have AM/PM text using 'a' format
  18.      String strDateFormat = "HH:mm:ss a";
  19.      SimpleDateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat(strDateFormat);
  20.      
  21.      System.out.println("Time with AM/PM field : " + sdf.format(date));
  22.  
  23.   }
  24. }
  25.  
  26. /*
  27. Typical output would be
  28. Time with AM/PM field : 01:39:42 AM
  29. */