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The isEqual() method of OffsetDateTime class in Java checks  if this date is equal to the specified date-time and returns true if it is. 

Syntax: 

public boolean isEqual(OffsetDateTime other)

Parameter: This method accepts a single parameter other which checks if this date-time is equal to the another date-time. 

Return Value: It returns true if this is equal to the other date-time, else it returns false. 

Below programs illustrate the isEqual() method: 

Program 1: 

Java




// Java program to demonstrate the isEqual() method
 
import java.time.OffsetDateTime;
import java.time.ZonedDateTime;
 
public class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
 
        // Parses the date1
        OffsetDateTime date1
            = OffsetDateTime
                  .parse("2018-12-12T13:30:30+05:00");
 
        // Parses the date2
        OffsetDateTime date2
            = OffsetDateTime
                  .parse("2018-12-12T13:30:30+05:00");
 
        // Prints both dates
        System.out.println("Date1: " + date1);
        System.out.println("Date2: " + date2);
 
        // Compare both
        System.out.println("Date1 equals Date2? "
                           + date1.isEqual(date2));
    }
}

Output:

Date1: 2018-12-12T13:30:30+05:00
Date2: 2018-12-12T13:30:30+05:00
Date1 equals Date2? true

Program 2

Java




// Java program to demonstrate the isEqual() method
 
import java.time.OffsetDateTime;
import java.time.ZonedDateTime;
 
public class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
 
        // Parses the date1
        OffsetDateTime date1
            = OffsetDateTime
                  .parse("2018-12-12T13:30:30+05:00");
 
        // Parses the date2
        OffsetDateTime date2
            = OffsetDateTime
                  .parse("2015-12-12T13:30:30+05:00");
 
        // Prints both dates
        System.out.println("Date1: " + date1);
        System.out.println("Date2: " + date2);
 
        // Compare both
        System.out.println("Date1 equals Date2? "
                           + date1.isEqual(date2));
    }
}

Output:

Date1: 2018-12-12T13:30:30+05:00
Date2: 2015-12-12T13:30:30+05:00
Date1 equals Date2? false

Reference: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/10/docs/api/java/time/OffsetDateTime.html#isEqual(java.time.OffsetDateTime)


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