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Formatting date in custom formats using SimpleDateFormat

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  1. /*
  2.   Formatting date in custom formats using SimpleDateFormat
  3.   This example shows how to format date and time in custom formats using Java
  4.   SimpleDateFormat class.
  5. */
  6.  
  7. import java.util.Date;
  8. import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
  9.  
  10. public class FormattingDateInCustomFormat {
  11.  
  12.   public static void main(String[] args) {
  13.    
  14.     //create Date object
  15.     Date date = new Date();
  16.  
  17.     //create object of SimpleDateFormat class with custom format
  18.     SimpleDateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat("MM/dd/yy");
  19.     String strDate = sdf.format(date);
  20.     System.out.println("formatted date in mm/dd/yy : " + strDate);
  21.    
  22.     //format date in dd/mm/yyyy format
  23.     sdf = new SimpleDateFormat("dd/MM/yyyy");
  24.     strDate = sdf.format(date);
  25.     System.out.println("formatted date in dd/MM/yyyy : " + strDate);
  26.    
  27.     //format date in mm-dd-yyyy hh:mm:ss format
  28.     sdf = new SimpleDateFormat("MM-dd-yyyy hh:mm:ss");
  29.     strDate = sdf.format(date);
  30.     System.out.println("formatted date in mm-dd-yyyy hh:mm:ss : " + strDate);
  31.    
  32.   }
  33. }
  34.  
  35. /*
  36. Typical output would be
  37. formatted date in mm/dd/yy : 12/27/07
  38. formatted date in dd/MM/yyyy : 27/12/2007
  39. formatted date in mm-dd-yyyy hh:mm:ss : 12-27-2007 06:44:26
  40. */