Java.util.Calendar.set() Method



The java.util.Calendar.set(int, int, int, int, int) method sets the values for the calendar fields YEAR, MONTH,DAY_OF_MONTH,HOUR_OF_DAY and MINUTE.


Following is the declaration for java.util.Calendar.set() method

public final void set(int year,int month,int day,int hourOfDay, int minute)


  • year -- Value to be used for YEAR field

  • month -- Value to be used for MONTH field. 0 is January

  • day -- Value to be used for DAY field

  • hourOfDay -- Value to be used for HOUR_OF_DAY field

  • minute -- Value to be used for MINUTE field

Return Value

This method does not return a value.


  • NA


The following example shows the usage of java.util.calendar.set() method.

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.util.Calendar;

public class CalendarDemo {

   public static void main(String[] args) {

   // create a calendar
   Calendar cal = Calendar.getInstance();

   // print current time
   System.out.println("Current year is :" + cal.getTime());

   // set the year,month and day to something else
   cal.set(1995, 5, 25, 04, 15);

   // print the result
   System.out.println("Altered year is :" + cal.getTime());

Let us compile and run the above program, this will produce the following result:

Current year is :Wed May 02 19:14:41 EEST 2012
Altered year is :Sun Jun 25 04:15:41 EEST 1995