Period plusYears() method in Java with Examples

The plusYears() method of Period class in Java is used to add the given years to this period. This functions operates only on YEARS and does not affect MONTH and DAYS.

Syntax:

public Period plusYears(long yearsToAdd)

Parameters: This method accepts a single parameter yearsToAdd which is the number of years to be added to the period.

Return Value: This method returns a Period based on provided period in the input adding the specified number of years. It must not be null.

Exceptions: It throws an ArithmeticException. This exception is caught if numeric overflow occurs.

Below programs illustrate the above method:

Program 1:

filter_none

edit
close

play_arrow

link
brightness_4
code

// Java code to show the function plusYears()
// to add the number of years from given periods
import java.time.Period;
import java.time.temporal.ChronoUnit;
  
public class PeriodClass {
  
    // Function to add years to given period
    static void addYears(Period p1, int yearstoAdd)
    {
  
        System.out.println(p1.plusYears(yearstoAdd));
    }
  
    // Driver Code
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        // Defining first period
        int year = 4;
        int months = 11;
        int days = 10;
        Period p1 = Period.of(year, months, days);
  
        int yearstoAdd = 8;
  
        addYears(p1, yearstoAdd);
    }
}

chevron_right


Output:

P12Y11M10D

Program 2: Period can be negative.

filter_none

edit
close

play_arrow

link
brightness_4
code

// Java code to show the function plusYears()
// to add the number of years to given periods
import java.time.Period;
import java.time.temporal.ChronoUnit;
  
public class PeriodClass {
  
    // Function to add years to given periods
    static void addYears(Period p1, int yearstoAdd)
    {
  
        System.out.println(p1.plusYears(yearstoAdd));
    }
  
    // Driver Code
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        // Defining first period
        int year = -4;
        int months = -11;
        int days = 0;
        Period p1 = Period.of(year, months, days);
  
        int yearstoAdd = 8;
  
        addYears(p1, yearstoAdd);
    }
}

chevron_right


Output:

P4Y-11M

Reference: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/docs/api/java/time/Period.html#plusYears-long-



My Personal Notes arrow_drop_up

Check out this Author's contributed articles.

If you like GeeksforGeeks and would like to contribute, you can also write an article using contribute.geeksforgeeks.org or mail your article to contribute@geeksforgeeks.org. See your article appearing on the GeeksforGeeks main page and help other Geeks.

Please Improve this article if you find anything incorrect by clicking on the "Improve Article" button below.