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ChronoLocalDate minus(TemporalAmount) method in Java with Examples

  • Last Updated : 29 Apr, 2019

minus(TemporalAmount) method of a ChronoLocalDate interface used to returns a copy of this ChronoLocalDate with the specified amount subtracted to ChronoLocalDate.The amount is typically Period or Duration but may be any other type implementing the TemporalAmount interface.


public ChronoLocalDate minus(TemporalAmount amountTosubtract)

Parameters: This method accepts one single parameter amountTosubtract which is the amount to subtract, It should not be null.

Return value: This method returns ChronoLocalDate based on this date-time with the subtractition made, not null.

Exception: This method throws following Exceptions:

  • DateTimeException: if the subtraction cannot be made
  • ArithmeticException: if numeric overflow occurs

Below programs illustrate the minus() method:

Program 1:

// Java program to demonstrate
// ChronoLocalDate.minus() method
import java.time.*;
import java.time.chrono.*;
public class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] args)
        // create a ChronoLocalDate object
        ChronoLocalDate zonedlt
            = LocalDate.parse("2018-12-06");
        // subtract 30 Days to ChronoLocalDate
        ChronoLocalDate value
            = zonedlt.minus(Period.ofDays(30));
        // print result
        System.out.println("ChronoLocalDate after"
                           + " subtracting Days: "
                           + value);
ChronoLocalDate after subtracting Days: 2018-11-06


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