The format() Method of SimpleDateFormat class is used to format a given date into Date/Time string. Basically the method is used to convert this date and time into a particular format for say mm/dd/yyyy.
public final String format(Date date)
Parameters: The method takes one parameter date of Date object type and refers to the date whose string output is to be produced.
Return Value: The method returns Date or time in string format of mm/dd/yyyy.
Below programs illustrate the working of format() Method of SimpleDateFormat:
The original Date: Tue Jan 29 12:23:40 UTC 2019 Formatted Date: 01/29/2019
The original Date: Tue Jan 29 12:29:32 UTC 2019 Formatted Date: 1/29/19 12:29 PM
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