# Period getMonths() method in Java

Java 8Object Oriented ProgrammingProgramming

The number of months for a particular Period can be obtained using the getMonths() method in the Period class in Java. This method requires no parameters and it returns the number of months in the Period.

A program that demonstrates this is given as follows

## Example

Live Demo

import java.time.Period;
public class Demo {
public static void main(String[] args) {
String period = "P5Y7M15D";
Period p = Period.parse(period);
System.out.println("The Period is: " + p);
System.out.println("The number of months are: " + p.getMonths());
}
}

## Output

The Period is: P5Y7M15D
The number of months are: 7

Now let us understand the above program.

First the Period is displayed. Then the number of months for the Period are obtained using the getMonths() method and displayed. A code snippet that demonstrates this is as follows:

String period = "P5Y7M15D";
Period p = Period.parse(period);
System.out.println("The Period is: " + p);
System.out.println("The number of months are: " + p.getMonths());
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:25