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DateFormatSymbols setShortWeekdays() Method in Java with Examples

  • Last Updated : 24 Jun, 2021

The setShortWeekdays(String[] newShWeekds) Method of DateFormatSymbols class in Java is used to set the short names of the weekdays of the calendar in string format into some different strings. For eg., “Sun” can be changed to “FRI”, “Mon” can be changed to “WED” etc.
Syntax: 
 

public void setShortWeekdays(String[] newShWeekds)

Parameters: The method takes one parameter newShWeekds which is an array of String type and refers to the new strings that are to be replaced in the existing weekdays.
Return Values: The method returns the modified short name of the weekdays in a string format.
Below programs illustrate the use of setShortWeekdays() method. 
Example 1: 
 

Java




// Java code to demonstrate setShortWeekdays()
 
import java.text.DateFormatSymbols;
import java.util.Locale;
 
public class DateFormat_Main {
    public static void main(String args[])
    {
        // Initialising DateFormatSymbols object
        DateFormatSymbols format
            = new DateFormatSymbols(
                new Locale("en", "US"));
 
        // Taking the default short weekdays
        String[] shDays
            = format.getShortWeekdays();
 
        // Displaying the original
        System.out.print("Original: ");
 
        for (int i = 1; i < shDays.length; i++) {
            System.out.print(shDays[i] + "  ");
        }
        System.out.println();
 
        // Taking an alternative names
        String[] modDays = { "WED", "THU", "FRI",
                             "MON", "TUE", "SUN", "SAT" };
 
        // Setting the default into modified
        format.setShortWeekdays(modDays);
 
        // Displaying the modified string
        String[] modifiedDays
            = format.getShortWeekdays();
 
        System.out.print("Modified: ");
        for (int i = 0; i < modifiedDays.length; i++) {
            System.out.print(modifiedDays[i] + "  ");
        }
    }
}
Output: 
Original: Sun  Mon  Tue  Wed  Thu  Fri  Sat  
Modified: WED  THU  FRI  MON  TUE  SUN  SAT

 

Example 2: 
 

Java




// Java code to demonstrate setShortWeekdays()
 
import java.text.DateFormatSymbols;
import java.util.Locale;
 
public class DateFormat_Main {
    public static void main(String args[])
    {
        // Initialising DateFormatSymbols object
        DateFormatSymbols format
            = new DateFormatSymbols(
                new Locale("en", "US"));
 
        // Taking the default short weekdays
        String[] shDays = format.getShortWeekdays();
 
        // Displaying the original
        System.out.print("Original: ");
 
        for (int i = 1; i < shDays.length; i++) {
            System.out.print(shDays[i] + "  ");
        }
        System.out.println();
 
        // Taking an alternative names with
        // additional random strings
        String[] modDays = { "WED", "THU", "FRI",
                             "MON", "TUE", "SUN",
                             "SAT", "ONE", "TWO" };
 
        // Setting the default into modified
        format.setShortWeekdays(modDays);
 
        // Displaying the modified string
        String[] modifiedDays
            = format.getShortWeekdays();
 
        System.out.print("Modified: ");
        for (int i = 0; i < modifiedDays.length; i++) {
            System.out.print(modifiedDays[i] + "  ");
        }
    }
}
Output: 
Original: Sun  Mon  Tue  Wed  Thu  Fri  Sat  
Modified: WED  THU  FRI  MON  TUE  SUN  SAT  ONE  TWO

 

Reference: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/docs/api/java/text/DateFormatSymbols.html#setShortWeekdays-java.lang.String:A-
 




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