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How to convert string to Date Java 8?


This page shows examples on how to convert string to date object using Java8 new date and time APIs.

StringToDateEx
package com.java2novice.datetime;

import java.time.LocalDate;
import java.time.format.DateTimeFormatter;

public class StringToDateEx {

	public static void main(String[] args) {

		// if date is ISO_LOCAL_DATE format it is very straight conversion
		// means string date is in "yyyy-mm-dd" format
		String dateStr = "2015-11-18";
		LocalDate dtObj = LocalDate.parse(dateStr);
		System.out.println("Date object: "+dtObj);

		// convert it using formatter
		DateTimeFormatter dateFormatter = DateTimeFormatter.ofPattern("dd/MM/yyyy");
		LocalDate fdtObj = LocalDate.parse("18/11/2015", dateFormatter);
		System.out.println("Date object: "+fdtObj);

		// convert 18 Nov 2015
		DateTimeFormatter dateFormatter1 = DateTimeFormatter.ofPattern("dd MMM yyyy");
		LocalDate fdtObj1 = LocalDate.parse("18 Nov 2015", dateFormatter1);
		System.out.println("Date object: "+fdtObj1);
	}
}

Output:
Date object: 2015-11-18
Date object: 2015-11-18
Date object: 2015-11-18
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