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Period getYears() method in Java with Examples

  • Last Updated : 27 Nov, 2018

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.

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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:




// 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);
    }
}
Output:
12

Program 2:




// 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);
    }
}
Output:
-12

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




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