LocalDate format() method in Java

Java 8Object Oriented ProgrammingProgramming

The LocalDate can be formatted with the specified formatter using the format() method in the LocalDate class in Java. This method requires a single parameter i.e. the LocalDate object to be formatted and it returns the formatted LocalDate with the specified formatter.

A program that demonstrates this is given as follows −

Example

 Live Demo

import java.util.*;
import java.time.*;
import java.time.format.DateTimeFormatter;
public class Main {
   public static void main(String[] args) {
      LocalDate ld = LocalDate.parse("2019-02-14");
      System.out.println("The LocalDate is: " + ld);
      DateTimeFormatter dtf = DateTimeFormatter.ofPattern("dd/MM/YYYY");
      System.out.println("The formatted LocalDate is: " + dtf.format(ld));
   }
}

Output

The LocalDate is: 2019-02-14
The formatted LocalDate is: 14/02/2019

Now let us understand the above program.

First the LocalDate is displayed. Then the LocalDate is formatted with the specified formatter using the format() method and the formatted LocalDate is displayed. A code snippet that demonstrates this is as follows −

LocalDate ld = LocalDate.parse("2019-02-14");
System.out.println("The LocalDate is: " + ld);
DateTimeFormatter dtf = DateTimeFormatter.ofPattern("dd/MM/YYYY");
System.out.println("The formatted LocalDate is: " + dtf.format(ld));
raja
Published on 27-Mar-2019 09:38:51
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