How to convert String to Date in Java

Posted: July 19, 2011 in HowTo
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To convert string to date in java, use the following code.


public Date convertStringToDate(String dateStr)
{
   SimpleDateFormat dateFormat = new SimpleDateFormat("yyyyMMdd");
   dateFormat.setLenient(false);
   
   try
   {
      return dateFormat.parse(dateStr);
   }
   catch (Exception e)
   {
      return null;
   }
} 
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