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Java DateFormat parseObject() Method with Examples

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The parseObject() method of DateFormat class will return the data by parsing a string to a SimpleDateFormat object.

Syntax:

public Object parseObject(source,pos)

Parameters: This method accepts two parameters

  • source: It is a string which is needed to be parsed.
  • pos: It is the ParsePosition object with an index.

Return value: This method will return a date parsed from a string and null in case of an error.

Example 1:

Java




// Java program to illustrate 
// DateFormat parseObject() Method 
  
// importing the required packages
import java.text.ParseException;
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
import java.util.Date;
  
  
class Testclass {
    public static void main (String[] args) {
          
          Date d = new Date();
        
          // printing the actual date value
        System.out.println("Actual Date : "+d);        
            
          // initializing the SimpleDateFormat
        SimpleDateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat("MM-dd-yyyy");
            
          // passing a string to parseObject() 
          // method and converting it into date
        d = (Date) sdf.parseObject("10-11-2021");    
        
          // printing the parsed date value
        System.out.println("Parsed Date : "+d);                    
    }
}


Output

Actual Date : Tue Dec 14 09:49:39 UTC 2021
Parsed Date : Mon Oct 11 00:00:00 UTC 2021

Example 2:

Java




// Java program to illustrate 
// DateFormat parseObject() Method 
  
// importing the required packages
import java.text.ParseException;
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
import java.util.Date;
  
class Testclass {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        // initializing the Date
        Date d = new Date();
  
        // printing the actual date value
        System.out.println("Actual Date : " + d);
  
        // initializing the SimpleDateFormat
        SimpleDateFormat sdf
            = new SimpleDateFormat("MM/dd/yy hh.mm.ss");
  
        // passing a string to parseObject()
        // method and converting it into date
        d = (Date)sdf.parseObject("04/10/21 19.30.45");
  
        // printing the parsed date value
        System.out.println("Parsed Date : " + d);
    }
}


Output

Actual Date : Tue Dec 14 09:53:31 UTC 2021
Parsed Date : Sat Apr 10 19:30:45 UTC 2021

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Last Updated : 03 Jan, 2022
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