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Formatting month using SimpleDateFormat

  1. /*
  2.   Formatting month using SimpleDateFormat
  3.   This example shows how to format month using Java SimpleDateFormat class. Month can
  4.   be formatted in M, MM, MMM and MMMM formats.  
  5. */
  6.  
  7.  
  8. import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
  9. import java.util.Date;
  10.  
  11. public class FormattingMonth {
  12.  
  13.   public static void main(String[] args) {
  14.  
  15.     //create Date object
  16.     Date date = new Date();
  17.    
  18.      //formatting month in M format like 1,2 etc
  19.      String strDateFormat = "M";
  20.      SimpleDateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat(strDateFormat);
  21.      
  22.      System.out.println("Current Month in M format : " + sdf.format(date));
  23.      
  24.      //formatting Month in MM format like 01, 02 etc.
  25.      strDateFormat = "MM";
  26.      sdf = new SimpleDateFormat(strDateFormat);
  27.      System.out.println("Current Month in MM format : " + sdf.format(date));
  28.      
  29.      //formatting Month in MMM format like Jan, Feb etc.
  30.      strDateFormat = "MMM";
  31.      sdf = new SimpleDateFormat(strDateFormat);
  32.      System.out.println("Current Month in MMM format : " + sdf.format(date));
  33.      
  34.      //formatting Month in MMMM format like January, February etc.
  35.      strDateFormat = "MMMM";
  36.      sdf = new SimpleDateFormat(strDateFormat);
  37.      System.out.println("Current Month in MMMM format : " + sdf.format(date));
  38.      
  39.   }
  40. }
  41.  
  42. /*
  43. Typical output would be
  44. Current Month in M format : 2
  45. Current Month in MM format : 02
  46. Current Month in MMM format : Feb
  47. Current Month in MMMM format : February
  48. */