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Formatting Minutes using SimpleDateFormat

  1. /*
  2.   Formatting Minutes using SimpleDateFormat
  3.   This example shows how to format minute field using Java SimpleDateFormat class.
  4.   Minutes can be formatted in either m or mm formats.  
  5. */
  6.  
  7. import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
  8. import java.util.Date;
  9.  
  10. public class FormattingMinute {
  11.  
  12.   public static void main(String[] args) {
  13.  
  14.     //create Date object
  15.     Date date = new Date();
  16.    
  17.      //formatting minute in m format like 1,2 etc.
  18.      String strDateFormat = "m";
  19.      SimpleDateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat(strDateFormat);
  20.      
  21.      System.out.println("minutes in m format : " + sdf.format(date));
  22.      
  23.      //formatting minutes in mm format like 01, 02 etc.
  24.      strDateFormat = "mm";
  25.      sdf = new SimpleDateFormat(strDateFormat);
  26.      System.out.println("minutes in mm format : " + sdf.format(date));
  27.   }
  28. }
  29.  
  30. /*
  31. Typical output would be
  32. minutes in m format : 3
  33. minutes in mm format : 03
  34. */