ZonedDateTime plusHours() method in Java with Examples
plusHours() method of a ZonedDateTime class used to add the number of hours in this ZonedDateTime and return a copy of ZonedDateTime after addition.This operates on the instant time-line, such that adding one hour will always be a duration of one hour later. Adding one hour may cause the local date-time to change by an amount other than one hour.
For example, consider a time-zone, such as ‘Europe/Paris’, where the Autumn DST cutover means that the local times 02:00 to 02:59 occur twice changing from offset +02:00 in summer to +01:00 in winter.
- Adding one hour to 01:30+02:00 will result in 02:30+02:00 (both in summer time)
- Adding one hour to 02:30+02:00 will result in 02:30+01:00 (moving from summer to winter time)
- Adding one hour to 02:30+01:00 will result in 03:30+01:00 (both in winter time)
- Adding three hours to 01:30+02:00 will result in 03:30+01:00 (moving from summer to winter time)
This instance is immutable and unaffected by this method call.
public ZonedDateTime plusHours(long hours)
Parameters: This method accepts a single parameter hours which represents the hours to add, It can be negative.
Return value: This method returns a ZonedDateTime based on this date-time with the hours added, not null.
Exception: This method throws DateTimeException if the result exceeds the supported date range.
Below programs illustrate the plusHours() method:
ZonedDateTime before adding hours: 2018-12-06T19:21:12.123+05:30[Asia/Calcutta]
ZonedDateTime after adding hours: 2018-12-06T22:21:12.123+05:30[Asia/Calcutta]
ZonedDateTime before adding hours: 2018-10-25T23:12:31.123+02:00[Europe/Paris]
ZonedDateTime after adding hours: 2018-10-26T19:12:31.123+02:00[Europe/Paris]
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