Convert Date To String Java Program

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In this post we are going to learn convert date to string java program.

Types of date formats in java :

Date FormatExample
dd-MM-yyyy HH:mm:ss05/06/05 14:10:05
MM dd, yyyy05 06, 2005
E, MMM dd yyyySat, Jun 05 2005
E, MMM dd yyyy HH:mm:ssSat, Jun 05 2005 18:20:08

In the below example or program SimpleDateFormat class is used.

Here i’m using different date formats and converting it to string. Let’s get into the example,

Example: Convert Date To String Java Program

Convert Date To String Java Program

Also Read – Date Time Java Program

import java.text.DateFormat;
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
import java.util.Date;

public class DateToString
public static void main(String[] args)
DateFormat format1 = new SimpleDateFormat("dd/MM/yyyy");
DateFormat format2 = new SimpleDateFormat("dd-MM-yyyy HH:mm:ss");
DateFormat format3 = new SimpleDateFormat("dd-MMM-yyyy");
DateFormat format4 = new SimpleDateFormat("MM dd, yyyy");
DateFormat format5 = new SimpleDateFormat("E, MMM dd yyyy");
DateFormat format6 = new SimpleDateFormat("E, MMM dd yyyy HH:mm:ss");
Date systemDate = new Date();
String checkDate = format1.format(systemDate);           
System.out.println("dd/MM/yyyy format is : " + checkDate);
String str2 = format2.format(systemDate);          
System.out.println("dd-MM-yyyy HH:mm:ss format is : " + str2);
String str3 = format3.format(systemDate);          
System.out.println("dd-MMM-yyyy format is : " + str3);
String str4 = format4.format(systemDate);
System.out.println("MM dd, yyyy format is : " + str4);
String str5 = format5.format(systemDate);
System.out.println("E, MMM dd yyyy format is : " + str5);
String str6 = format6.format(systemDate);
System.out.println("E, MMM dd yyyy HH:mm:ss format is : " + str6);
catch (Exception ex)


dd/MM/yyyy format is : 04/11/2015
dd-MM-yyyy HH:mm:ss format is : 04-11-2015 18:20:08
dd-MMM-yyyy format is : 04-Nov-2015
MM dd, yyyy format is : 11 04, 2015
E, MMM dd yyyy format is : Sat, Nov 04 2015
E, MMM dd yyyy HH:mm:ss format is : Sat, Nov 04 2015 18:20:08


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