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Formatting day of week using SimpleDateFormat

  1. /*
  2.   Formatting day of week using SimpleDateFormat
  3.   This example shows how to format day of week using Java SimpleDateFormat class.
  4.   Day of week can be formatted in either E or EEEE formats.  
  5. */
  6.  
  7. import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
  8. import java.util.Date;
  9.  
  10. public class FormattingDayOfWeek {
  11.  
  12.   public static void main(String[] args) {
  13.  
  14.     //create Date object
  15.     Date date = new Date();
  16.    
  17.      //formatting day of week in E format like Sun, Mon etc.
  18.      String strDateFormat = "E";
  19.      SimpleDateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat(strDateFormat);
  20.      
  21.      System.out.println("Current day of week in E format : " + sdf.format(date));
  22.      
  23.      //formatting day of week in EEEE format like Sunday, Monday etc.
  24.      strDateFormat = "EEEE";
  25.      sdf = new SimpleDateFormat(strDateFormat);
  26.      System.out.println("Current day of week in EEEE format : " + sdf.format(date));
  27.   }
  28. }
  29.  
  30. /*
  31. Typical output would be
  32. Current day of week in E format : Sat
  33. Current day of week in EEEE format : Saturday
  34. */