DecimalFormat clone() method in Java

The clone() Method of DecimalFormat class in Java is used to return a clone of this DecimalFormat instance. This method overrides the clone() method of NumberFormat class.

Syntax:

Object clone()

Parameters: The method does not takes any parameter.



Return Value: The method returns a clone of this DecimalFormat instance.

Below programs illustrate the working of clone() Method:

Program 1:

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// Java program to illustrate the
// clone() method
  
import java.text.DecimalFormat;
import java.util.Currency;
import java.util.Locale;
  
public class Main {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        // Create a DecimalFormat instance
        DecimalFormat deciFormat = new DecimalFormat();
  
        // Set Currency
        deciFormat.setCurrency(Currency.getInstance(Locale.GERMANY));
  
        System.out.println(deciFormat.clone());
    }
}

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Output:

java.text.DecimalFormat@674dc

Program 2:

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// Java program to illustrate the
// clone() method
  
import java.text.DecimalFormat;
import java.util.Currency;
import java.util.Locale;
  
public class Main {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        // Create a DecimalFormat instance
        DecimalFormat deciFormat = new DecimalFormat();
  
        // Set Currency
        deciFormat.getCurrencyInstance();
  
        System.out.println(deciFormat.clone());
    }
}

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Output:

java.text.DecimalFormat@674dc

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

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