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DateFormatSymbols getEras() Method in Java with Examples

  • Last Updated : 03 Jun, 2019

The getEras() Method of DateFormatSymbols class in Java is used to get the Era strings in string format. For eg., “BC” and “AD”.

Syntax:

public String[] getEras()

Parameters: The method does not take any parameters.

Return Values: The method returns the Era strings.

Below programs illustrate the use of getEras() method.
Example 1:




// Java code to demonstrate getEras()
  
import java.text.DateFormatSymbols;
  
public class DateFormat_Main {
    public static void main(String args[])
    {
        int i;
  
        // Initializing DateFormatSymbols
        String eras[]
            = new DateFormatSymbols().getEras();
  
        for (i = 0; i < eras.length; i++) {
  
            // Displaying the eraString
            System.out.println("EraString " + i
                               + " = " + eras[i]);
        }
    }
}
Output:
EraString 0 = BC
EraString 1 = AD

Example 2:




// Java code to demonstrate getEras()
  
import java.text.DateFormatSymbols;
  
public class DateFormat_Main {
    public static void main(String args[])
    {
        int i;
  
        // Initializing DateFormatSymbols
        String eras[]
            = new DateFormatSymbols().getEras();
  
        for (i = 0; i < eras.length / 2; i++) {
  
            // Displaying the eraString
            System.out.println("EraString " + i
                               + " = " + eras[i]);
        }
    }
}
Output:
EraString 0 = BC

Reference: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/docs/api/java/text/DateFormatSymbols.html#getEras–


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