# Period parse() method in Java

Java 8Object Oriented ProgrammingProgramming

The Period instance can be obtained from a string value using the parse() method in the Period class in Java. This method requires a single parameter i.e. the string which is to be parsed. This string cannot be null. Also, it returns the Period instance obtained from the string value that was passed as a parameter.

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);
}
}

## Output

The Period is: P5Y7M15D

Now let us understand the above program.

The Period instance is obtained from the string value using the parse() method. Then this instance is 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);
Published on 27-Mar-2019 11:58:46