Boon - String To Date


ObjectMapper class can be used to work with different date formats in JSON. It can be used to parse/generate String version of date.


Following example is using ObjectMapper class to generate a Date string from a String version.

import java.util.Date;
import org.boon.json.JsonFactory;
import org.boon.json.ObjectMapper;

public class BoonTester {
   public static void main(String args[]) {
      ObjectMapper mapper = JsonFactory.create();      
      String jsonString = "{\"name\":\"Mahesh\", \"age\":21, \"dateOfBirth\":\"1998-08-11T11:31:00.034Z\" }";
      // mapper converts String to date automatically
      Student student = mapper.readValue(jsonString, Student.class);
      // by default mapper converts date to long
      jsonString = mapper.writeValueAsString(student);
class Student {
   public String name;
   public int age;
   public Date dateOfBirth;
   public Student(String name, int age, Date dateOfBirth) { = name;
      this.age = age;
      this.dateOfBirth = dateOfBirth;


When you execute the above code, you should see the following output −

Tue Aug 11 17:01:00 IST 1998