Period getYears() method in Java with Examples

The getYears() method of Period in Java is used to get the amount of years of this period whit which it is used.

Note: 15 months is not equal to 1 years and 3 months.

Syntax:



public List getYears()

Parameters: This method does not accepts any parameter.

Returns: This method returns the amounts of years in this current period.

Below programs illustrate the above method:

Program 1:

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// Java code to show the function getYears()
// to get the number of years in the period
import java.time.Period;
import java.time.temporal.ChronoUnit;
  
public class PeriodDemo {
  
    // Function to get the number of years
    static void getNumberOfDays(int year, int months, int days)
    {
        Period period = Period.of(year, months, days);
        System.out.println(period.getYears());
    }
  
    // Driver Code
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        int year = 12;
        int months = 3;
        int days = 31;
  
        getNumberOfDays(year, months, days);
    }
}

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Output:

12

Program 2:

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// Java code to show the function getYears()
// to get the number of years in the period
import java.time.Period;
import java.time.temporal.ChronoUnit;
  
public class PeriodDemo {
  
    // Function to get the number of years
    static void getNumberOfDays(int year, int months, int days)
    {
        Period period = Period.of(year, months, days);
        System.out.println(period.getYears());
    }
  
    // Driver Code
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        int year = -12;
        int months = 3;
        int days = 31;
  
        getNumberOfDays(year, months, days);
    }
}

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Output:

-12

Reference: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/docs/api/java/time/Period.html#getYears–



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