Convert date object to a String

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I want to convert a java.util.Date object to a String in Java.

The format is 

2010-05-30 22:15:52

What is the easiest way to do that?

Apr 19, 2018 in Java by parth295
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Follow these steps:

// Create an object of SimpleDateFormat
DateFormat df = new SimpleDateFormat("MM/dd/yyyy HH:mm:ss");
// Get the date today using Calendar object
Date today = Calendar.getInstance().getTime();        
// Using DateFormat format method we can create a string 
String reportDate = df.format(today);
// Print today's date 
System.out.println("Report Date: " + reportDate);
answered Apr 19, 2018 by developer_1
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SimpleDateFormat() is used to convert String into Date.
String string = "January 2, 2010";
DateFormat format = new SimpleDateFormat("MMMM d, yyyy", Locale.ENGLISH);
Date date = format.parse(string);
System.out.println(date); // Sat Jan 02 00:00:00 GMT 2010
answered Jul 13, 2018 by Sushmita
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We parse the full date to time format:

date="2016-05-06 16:40:32";

public static String setDateParsing(String date) throws ParseException {

    // This is the format date we want
    DateFormat mSDF = new SimpleDateFormat("hh:mm a");

    // This format date is actually present
    SimpleDateFormat formatter = new SimpleDateFormat("yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm");
    return mSDF.format(formatter.parse(date));
}
answered Jul 30, 2018 by samarth295
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