DateFormat isLenient() Method in Java with Examples

The isLenient() method in DateFormat class is used to know and understand whether the parsing of date and time of this DateFormat object is to be considered lenient or not.

Syntax:

public boolean isLenient()

Parameters: The method does not take any parameters.

Return Value: The method either returns True if the interpretation of this Calendar is lenient else False.

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

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// Java code to illustrate
// isLenient() method
  
import java.text.*;
import java.util.*;
  
public class DateFormat_Demo {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        // Initializing the first formatter
        DateFormat DFormat
            = DateFormat.getDateTimeInstance();
        System.out.println("Object: "
                           + DFormat);
  
        // String formatting
        String str
            = DFormat.format(new Date());
  
        // Displaying the string time
        System.out.println(str);
  
        System.out.println("Leniency: "
                           + DFormat.isLenient());
    }
}

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Output:

Object: java.text.SimpleDateFormat@7945516e
Mar 28, 2019 4:23:01 AM
Leniency: true

Example 2:

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// Java code to illustrate
// isLenient() method
  
import java.text.*;
import java.util.*;
  
public class DateFormat_Demo {
    public static void main(String[] argv)
    {
        // Initializing the first formatter
        DateFormat DFormat
            = DateFormat.getDateInstance();
        System.out.println("Object: "
                           + DFormat);
  
        // String formatting
        String str
            = DFormat.format(new Date());
  
        // Displaying the string time
        System.out.println(str);
  
        System.out.println("Leniency: "
                           + DFormat.isLenient());
    }
}

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Output:

Object: java.text.SimpleDateFormat@ce9bf0a5
Mar 28, 2019
Leniency: true

Reference: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/api/java/text/DateFormat.html#isLenient()



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