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About time and date

Posted by Zane on September 17, 2001 at 10:42 PM

At first, you need to convert Date or time to String type by SimpleDateFormat class. e.g.

public static String getDateType(Date dateValue) {
String dateTempString=new String();
SimpleDateFormat formatter = new SimpleDateFormat ("yyyy-MM-dd hh:mm:ss");
dateTempString = formatter.format(dateValue);

}catch(Exception e) { e.printStackTrace();}
return dateTempString;
The above function is convert Date to String and its format is
YYYY-MM-DDDD. Hope it would help you!

> I've some difficulties with handeling Date and time. I'm reading the date and Time seperately from a file as string. Now I need to calculate the difference between two dates (both are in string format). Same problem for the time. I need to calculate the difference between two times which are also in string format. I don't know how to do that.
> Can anybody help me?
> Thanks in advance.

> Suzon


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