Year minusYears() method in Java with Examples

minusYears() method of the Year class used to a copy of this Year after subtracting the specified number of years from this year.
This instance is immutable and unaffected by this method call.

Syntax:

public Year minusYears(long yearsToSubtract)

Parameters: This method accepts yearsToSubtract as parameter which is the years to subtract, may be negative.



Return value: This method returns Year based on this year with the year subtracted.

Exception: This method throws following Exceptions:

  • DateTimeException – if the result exceeds the supported range.

Below programs illustrate the minusYears() method:
Program 1:

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// Java program to demonstrate
// Year.minusYears() method
  
import java.time.*;
import java.time.temporal.*;
  
public class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        // create a Year object
        Year year = Year.of(2019);
  
        // print instance
        System.out.println("Year :"
                           + year);
  
        // apply minusYears method
        Year value
            = year.minusYears(20);
  
        // print result
        System.out.println("After subtraction year: "
                           + value);
    }
}

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Output:

Year :2019
After subtraction year: 1999

Program 2:

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// Java program to demonstrate
// Year.minusYears() method
  
import java.time.*;
import java.time.temporal.*;
  
public class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        // create a Year object
        Year year = Year.of(2019);
  
        // print instance
        System.out.println("Year :"
                           + year);
  
        // apply minusYears method
        Year value
            = year.minusYears(1200);
  
        // print result
        System.out.println("After subtraction year: "
                           + value);
    }
}

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Output:

Year :2019
After subtraction year: 819

References: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/10/docs/api/java/time/Year.html#minusYears(long)



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