DateFormat parse(string , ParsePosition) Method in Java with Examples
The parse(String the_text, ParsePosition position) Method of DateFormat class is used to parse the text from a string to produce the Date. The method parses the text starting at the index given by a start position.
public abstract Date parse(String the_text, ParsePosition position)
Parameters: The method takes two parameters:
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- the_text: This is of the String type and refers to the string which is to be parsed to produce the date.
- position: This is of ParsePosition object type and refers to the information of the starting index of the parse.
Return Value: The method either returns the Date parsed from the string or Null in case of an error.
Below programs illustrate the working of parse() Method of DateFormat:
The unparsed string is: 10/ 27/ 16 Time parsed: Thu Oct 27 00:00:00 UTC 2016
The unparsed string is: 01/ 29/ 19 Time parsed: Tue Jan 29 00:00:00 UTC 2019