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Calendar setTime() Method in Java with Examples

  • Last Updated : 06 Mar, 2019

The setTime(Date dt) method in Calendar class is used to set Calendars time represented by this Calendar’s time value, with the given or passed date as a parameter.

Syntax:

public final void setTime(Date dt))

Parameters: The method takes one parameter dt of Date type and refers to the given date that is to be set.

Return Value: The method does not return any value.

Below programs illustrate the working of setTime() Method of Calendar class:
Example 1:






// Java code to illustrate
// setTime() method
  
import java.util.*;
public class Calendar_Demo
    extends GregorianCalendar {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        // Creating calendar objects
        Calendar calndr1
            = (Calendar)Calendar.getInstance();
        Calendar calndr2
            = (Calendar)Calendar.getInstance();
  
        // Displaying the current date
        System.out.println("The Current"
                           + " System Date: "
                           + calndr1.getTime());
  
        // Setting to a different date
        calndr1.set(Calendar.MONTH, 5);
        calndr1.set(Calendar.YEAR, 2006);
        calndr1.set(Calendar.DAY_OF_WEEK, 15);
        Date dt = calndr1.getTime();
  
        // Setting the timevalue
        calndr2.setTime(dt);
  
        // Displaying the new date
        System.out.println("The modified"
                           + " Date:"
                           + calndr2.getTime());
    }
}
Output:
The Current System Date: Fri Feb 22 07:33:13 UTC 2019
The modified Date:Sun Jun 18 07:33:13 UTC 2006

Example 2:




// Java code to illustrate
// setTime() method
  
import java.util.*;
  
public class Calendar_Demo
    extends GregorianCalendar {
  
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        // Creating calendar objects
        Calendar calndr1
            = (Calendar)Calendar.getInstance();
        Calendar calndr2
            = (Calendar)Calendar.getInstance();
  
        // Displaying the current date
        System.out.println("The Current"
                           + " System Date: "
                           + calndr1.getTime());
  
        // Setting to a different date
        calndr1.set(Calendar.MONTH, 10);
        calndr1.set(Calendar.YEAR, 1995);
        calndr1.set(Calendar.DAY_OF_WEEK, 20);
        Date dt = calndr1.getTime();
  
        // Setting the timevalue
        calndr2.setTime(dt);
  
        // Displaying the new date
        System.out.println("The modified"
                           + " Date: "
                           + calndr2.getTime());
    }
}
Output:
The Current System Date: Fri Feb 22 07:33:20 UTC 2019
The modified Date: Fri Nov 24 07:33:20 UTC 1995

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

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