Display AM/PM time marker with SimpleDateFormat(“a”) in Java

Java 8Object Oriented ProgrammingProgramming

You can display AM/PM time marker easily in Java using SimpleDateFormat(“a”).

Firstly, to work with SimpleDateFormat class in Java, import the following package.

import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;

Now, set the format with SimpleDateFormat(“a”) to display AM/PM marker −

Format f = new SimpleDateFormat(”a”);

Now, get the marker in a string −

String strMarker = f.format(new Date());

The following is an example −


 Live Demo

import java.text.Format;
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
import java.util.Date;
import java.util.Calendar;
public class Demo {
   public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
      // displaying current date and time
      Calendar cal = Calendar.getInstance();
      SimpleDateFormat simpleformat = new SimpleDateFormat("dd/MMMM/yyyy hh:mm:s");
      System.out.println("Today's date = "+simpleformat.format(cal.getTime()));
      // displaying hour
      Format f = new SimpleDateFormat("H");
      String strHour = f.format(new Date());
      System.out.println("Current Hour = "+strHour);
      // displaying minutes
      f = new SimpleDateFormat("mm");
      String strMinute = f.format(new Date());
      System.out.println("Current Minutes = "+strMinute);
      // displaying seconds in two-digits
      f = new SimpleDateFormat("ss");
      String strSeconds = f.format(new Date());
      System.out.println("Current Seconds = "+strSeconds);
      // displaying AM/ PM
      f = new SimpleDateFormat("a");
      String strMarker = f.format(new Date());
      System.out.println("Current AM/PM Marker = "+strMarker);


Today's date = 26/November/2018 08:08:52
Current Hour = 8
Current Minutes = 08
Current Seconds = 52
Current AM/PM Marker = AM
Published on 26-Dec-2018 10:21:51