Java Language Date Class A basic date output


Using the following code with the format string yyyy/MM/dd, we will receive the following output

2016/04/19 11:45.36

// define the format to use
String formatString = "yyyy/MM/dd";

// get a current date object
Date date = Calendar.getInstance().getTime();

// create the formatter
SimpleDateFormat simpleDateFormat = new SimpleDateFormat(formatString);

// format the date
String formattedDate = simpleDateFormat.format(date);

// print it

// single-line version of all above code
System.out.println(new SimpleDateFormat("yyyy/MM/dd").format(Calendar.getInstance().getTime()));