Java Date To String

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java date to string

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 java date to string example or program SimpleDateFormat class is used.

Also Read – Date Time Java Program

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

Example : java date to string


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


So guys this is all about convert date to string in java. I hope you have understood the date to string java program.

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