How to format a date using the Gson library in Java?

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A Gson is a JSON library for Java, which is created by Google. By using Gson, we can generate JSON and convert JSON to java objects. We can create a Gson instance by creating a GsonBuilder instance and calling with the create() method. The GsonBuilder().setDateFormat() method configures Gson to serialize Date objects according to the pattern provided.

Syntax

public GsonBuilder setDateFormat(java.lang.String pattern)

Example

import java.util.Date;
import com.google.gson.*;
public class DateformatTest {
   public static void main(String[] args) {
      Employee emp = new Employee(115, "Surya", new Date(), 25000.00);
      Gson gson = new GsonBuilder().setDateFormat("yyyy-MM-dd").create();
      String result = gson.toJson(emp);
      System.out.println(result);
   }
}
// Employee class
class Employee {
   private int id;
   private String name;
   private Date doj;
   private double salary;
   public Employee(int id, String name, Date doj, double salary) {
      this.id = id;
      this.name = name;
      this.doj = doj;
      this.salary = salary;
   }
}

Output

{"id":115,"name":"Surya","doj":"2019-09-26","salary":25000.0}
raja
Published on 26-Sep-2019 08:49:27
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