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Formatting year using SimpleDateFormat

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  1. /*
  2.   Formatting year using SimpleDateFormat
  3.   This example shows how to format year using Java SimpleDateFormat class. Year can
  4.   be formatted in either YY or YYYY formats.  
  5. */
  6.  
  7. import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
  8. import java.util.Date;
  9.  
  10. public class FormattingYear {
  11.  
  12.   public static void main(String[] args) {
  13.     //create Date object
  14.     Date date = new Date();
  15.    
  16.      //formatting year in yy format like 07, 08 etc
  17.      String strDateFormat = "yy";
  18.      SimpleDateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat(strDateFormat);
  19.      
  20.      System.out.println("Current year in yy format : " + sdf.format(date));
  21.      
  22.      //formatting year in yyyy format like 2007, 2008 etc.
  23.      strDateFormat = "yyyy";
  24.      sdf = new SimpleDateFormat(strDateFormat);
  25.      System.out.println("Current year in yyyy format : " + sdf.format(date));
  26.      
  27.   }
  28. }
  29.  
  30. /*
  31. Typical output would be
  32. Year in yy format : 07
  33. Year in yyyy format : 2007
  34. */