# LocalDate isEqual() method in Java

Java 8Object Oriented ProgrammingProgramming

It can be checked if two LocalDate objects are equal or not using the isEqual() method in the LocalDate class in Java. This method requires a single parameter i.e. the LocalDate object that is to be compared. It returns true if the two LocalDate objects are equal and false otherwise.

A program that demonstrates this is given as follows −

## Example

Live Demo

import java.time.*;
public class Main {
public static void main(String[] args) {
LocalDate ld1 = LocalDate.parse("2019-02-12");
LocalDate ld2 = LocalDate.parse("2019-02-12");
System.out.println("The LocalDate ld1 is: " + ld1);
System.out.println("The LocalDate ld2 is: " + ld2);
boolean flag = ld1.isEqual(ld2);
if(flag)
System.out.println("\nBoth LocalDate objects are equal");
else
System.out.println("\nBoth LocalDate objects are not equal");
}
}

## Output

The LocalDate ld1 is: 2019-02-12
The LocalDate ld2 is: 2019-02-12
Both LocalDate objects are equal

Now let us understand the above program.

The two LocalDate objects ld1 and ld2 are displayed. It is checked if the LocalDate objects are equal using the isEqual() method. The returned value is displayed using an if statement. A code snippet that demonstrates this is as follows −

LocalDate ld1 = LocalDate.parse("2019-02-12");
LocalDate ld2 = LocalDate.parse("2019-02-12");
System.out.println("The LocalDate ld1 is: " + ld1);
System.out.println("The LocalDate ld2 is: " + ld2);
boolean flag = ld1.isEqual(ld2);
if(flag)
System.out.println("\nBoth LocalDate objects are equal");
else
System.out.println("\nBoth LocalDate objects are not equal");
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:25