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TimeZone hasSameRules() Method in Java with Examples

  • Last Updated : 02 Jan, 2019

The hasSameRules() method of TimeZone class in Java is used to check for equality between two TimeZones. The method returns True if the specified TimeZone has same rule and offset value as the other TimeZone.


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public boolean hasSameRules(TimeZone TimeZone_2)

Parameters: The method takes one parameter TimeZone_2 of object type which refers to the TimeZone that is needed to be compared with this TimeZone.

Return Value: The method returns boolean True if both the TimeZone share same rule and offset value with only an exception of IDs else False.

Below program illustrates the working of hasSameRules() Method of TimeZone:

// Java code to illustrate hasSameRules() method
import java.util.*;
public class TimeZone_Demo {
    public static void main(String args[])
        // Creating the first TimeZone
        TimeZone first_time_zone
            = TimeZone.getDefault();
        // Creating the second TimeZone
        TimeZone sec_time_zone
            = TimeZone.getDefault();
        // Applying hasSameRules() to check for equality
        System.out.println("The equality holds: "
                           + first_time_zone
The equality holds: true


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