How to parse date string to Date?

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How do I parse the date string below into a Date object?

String target = "Thu Sep 28 20:29:30 JST 2000";
DateFormat df = new SimpleDateFormat("E MM dd kk:mm:ss z yyyy");
Date result =  df.parse(target);  

Throws exception...

java.text.ParseException: Unparseable date: "Thu Sep 28 20:29:30 JST 2000"
        at java.text.DateFormat.parse(DateFormat.java:337)
Oct 29, 2018 in Java by Sushmita
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The pattern is wrong. You have a 3-letter day abbreviation, so it must be EEE. You have a 3-letter month abbreviation, so it must be MMM. As those day and month abbreviations are locale sensitive, you'd like to explicitly specify the SimpleDateFormat locale to English as well, otherwise it will use the platform default locale which may not be English per se.

public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
    String target = "Thu Sep 28 20:29:30 JST 2000";
    DateFormat df = new SimpleDateFormat("EEE MMM dd kk:mm:ss z yyyy", Locale.ENGLISH);
    Date result =  df.parse(target);  
    System.out.println(result);
}


This prints here

Thu Sep 28 07:29:30 BOT 2000

which is correct as per my timezone.

I would also reconsider if you wouldn't rather like to use HH instead of kk. Read the javadocfor details about valid patterns.

answered Oct 29, 2018 by Daisy
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