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Period parse() method in Java with Examples
  • Last Updated : 28 Nov, 2018

The parse() method of Period Class is used to obtain a period from given string in the form of PnYnMnD where nY means n years, nM means n months and nD means n days.

Syntax:

public static Period parse(CharSequence text)

Parameters: This method accepts a single parameter text which is the String to be parsed.

Returns: This function returns the period which is the parsed representation of the String given as the parameter

Below is the implementation of Period.parse() method:



Example 1:

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// Java code to demonstrate parse() method
// to obtain period from given string
  
import java.time.Period;
  
class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        // Get the String to be parsed
        String period = "P1Y2M21D";
  
        // Parse the String into Period
        // using parse() method
        Period p = Period.parse(period);
  
        System.out.println(p.getYears() + " Years\n"
                           + p.getMonths() + " Months\n"
                           + p.getDays() + " Days");
    }
}

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Output:

1 Years
2 Months
21 Days

Example 2:

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// Java code to demonstrate parse() method
// to obtain period from given string
  
import java.time.Period;
  
class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        // Get the String to be parsed
        String period = "-P1Y2M21D";
  
        // Parse the String into Period
        // using parse() method
        Period p = Period.parse(period);
  
        System.out.println(p.getYears() + " Years\n"
                           + p.getMonths() + " Months\n"
                           + p.getDays() + " Days");
    }
}

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Output:

-1 Years
-2 Months
-21 Days

Reference: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/9/docs/api/java/time/Period.html#parse-java.lang.CharSequence-

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