Parsing custom formatted date string into Date object using SimpleDateFormat

September 13, 2012 0 Comments

This example shows how to parse string containing date and time in custom formats into Date object using Java SimpleDateFormat class.

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

public class ParsingCustomFormatDate {

public static void main(String[] args) {

//create object of SimpleDateFormat class with custom format
SimpleDateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat("dd/MM/yy");

//parse string containing specified format into date object
Date date = sdf.parse("11/10/14");
catch(ParseException pe)
System.out.println("Parse Exception : " + pe);

Prakash Hari Sharma
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