Calendar getActualMinimum() Method in Java with Examples

The getActualMinimum(int field_value) method of Calendar class is used to return the minimum value that the specified calendar field could have, based on the time value of this Calendar.

Syntax:

public int getActualMinimum(int field_value)

Parameters: The method takes one parameter field_value of integer type and refers to the calendar whose minimum value is needed to be returned.



Return Value: The method returns the minimum value of the passed field.

Below programs illustrate the working of getActualMinimum() method of Calendar class:
Example 1:

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// Java Code to illustrate
// getActualMinimum() Method
  
import java.util.*;
  
public class CalendarClassDemo {
    public static void main(String args[])
    {
        // Creating a calendar
        Calendar calndr = Calendar.getInstance();
  
        // Getting the Minimum value that
        // year field can have
        int yr
            = calndr.getActualMinimum(Calendar.YEAR);
        System.out.println("The Minimum year: "
                           + yr);
  
        // Getting the Minimum value that
        // month field can have
        int mon
            = calndr.getActualMinimum(Calendar.MONTH);
        System.out.println("The Minimum Month is: "
                           + mon);
    }
}

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Output:

The Minimum year: 1
The Minimum Month is: 0

Example 2:

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// Java Code to illustrate
// getActualMinimum() Method
  
import java.util.*;
  
public class CalendarClassDemo {
    public static void main(String args[])
    {
        // Creating a calendar object
        Calendar calndr
            = new GregorianCalendar(2018, 9, 2);
  
        // Getting the Minimum value that
        // year field can have
        int yr
            = calndr.getActualMinimum(Calendar.YEAR);
        System.out.println("The Minimum year: "
                           + yr);
  
        // Getting the Minimum value that
        // month field can have
        int mon
            = calndr.getActualMinimum(Calendar.MONTH);
        System.out.println("The Minimum Month is: "
                           + mon);
    }
}

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Output:

The Minimum year: 1
The Minimum Month is: 0

Reference: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/api/java/util/Calendar.html#getActualMinimum(int)



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