How to Format Date Time In Java 7

Java 7 Date Time Formatting


OVerview Patterns Java 7 Date Time Examples


Java 7 SimpleDateFormat allows you to define patterns for date and time formatting to manipulate the display of the data. If you are looking to format datetime in Android or Kotlin, please check out our page dedicated to Kotlin Date Time Formatting. Further documentation for the SimpleDateFormat Java SE 7 class can be found in the link below.


Letter Date or Time Component Presentation Examples
G Era designator Text AD
y Year Year 1996; 96
Y Week year Year 2009; 09
M Month in year Month July; Jul; 07
w Week in year Number 27
W Week in month Number 2
D Day in year Number 189
d Day in month Number 10
F Day of week in month Number 2
E Day name in week Text Tuesday; Tue
u Day number of week (1 = Monday, …, 7 = Sunday) Number 1
a Am/pm marker Text PM
H Hour in day (0-23) Number 0
k Hour in day (1-24) Number 24
K Hour in am/pm (0-11) Number 0
h Hour in am/pm (1-12) Number 12
m Minute in hour Number 30
s Second in minute Number 55
S Millisecond Number 978
z Time zone General time zone Pacific Standard Time; PST; GMT-08:00
Z Time zone RFC 822 time zone -0800
X Time zone ISO 8601 time zone -08; -0800; -08:00

Java 7 Date Time Examples

Date and Time Pattern Result
"yyyy.MM.dd G 'at' HH:mm:ss z" 2018.01.04 AD at 10:19:47 PDT
"EEE, MMM d, ''yy" Fri, Feb 4, '18
"h:mm a" 10:45 PM
"hh 'o''clock' a, zzzz" 10 o'clock AM, Pacific Daylight Time
"K:mm a, z" 0:02 AM, PDT
"yyyyy.MMMMM.dd GGG hh:mm aaa" 02018.January.04 AD 10:45 PM
"EEE, d MMM yyyy HH:mm:ss Z" Tue, 12 May 2018 11:34:19 -0700
"yyMMddHHmmssZ" 011304220856-0700
"yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ss.SSSZ" 2018-11-07T11:19:24.123-0200
"yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ss.SSSXXX" 2018-11-07T11:19:24.123-02:00
"YYYY-'W'ww-u" 2018-W27-3