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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Remove Timestamp from Date in Java

To remove the timestamp from a java.util.Date object,
we can use the java.text.SimpleDateFormat class. First, create a Date
object. Next, create a SimpleDateFormat instance using the getDateInstance(SimpleDateFormat.SHORT) method. Next, create a String representing the Date without a timestamp with the format method. Finally, create a new Date object using the SimpleDateFormat instance's parse method and passing it the date String.

Remove Timestamp from Date in Java - Example Code

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

// The following example code demonstrates how to
// remove the timestamp from a Date object.

public class RemoveTimestampFromDate {

    public static void main(String[] args) {

        Date date = new Date();
        System.out.println(date.toString());

        DateFormat df = SimpleDateFormat.getDateInstance(SimpleDateFormat.SHORT);
        String dateString = df.format(date);
        try {
            Date dateWithoutTimestamp = df.parse(dateString);
            System.out.println(dateWithoutTimestamp.toString());
        } catch (ParseException e) {

        }
    }

}

Here is the output of the example code:
Sun Apr 17 10:44:43 CEST 2011
Sun Apr 17 00:00:00 CEST 2011

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