Bathakarai Bathakarai - 1 year ago 65
Java Question

Convert Current date as integer

I wants to convert the current date as integer form. By default it returns long. When I try to convert the long as integer, and then i convert the integer value to date means it shows 1970's date.

int i = (int) new Date().getTime();
System.out.println("Integer : " + i);
System.out.println("Long : "+ new Date().getTime());
System.out.println("Long date : " + new Date(new Date().getTime()));
System.out.println("Int Date : " + new Date(i));


the output will becomes

Integer : 1292838124
Long : 1345617601771
Long date : Wed Aug 22 12:10:01 IST 2012
Int Date : Fri Jan 16 04:37:18 IST 1970


Any one please help me out, how to convert current date as integer(10 digit number)

Answer Source

The issue is that an Integer is not large enough to store a current date, you need to use a Long.

The date is stored internally as the number of milliseconds since 1/1/1970.

The maximum Integer value is 2147483648, whereas the number of milliseconds since 1970 is currently in the order of 1345618537869

Putting the maximum integer value into a date yields Monday 26th January 1970.

Edit: Code to display division by 1000 as per comment below:

    int i = (int) (new Date().getTime()/1000);
    System.out.println("Integer : " + i);
    System.out.println("Long : "+ new Date().getTime());
    System.out.println("Long date : " + new Date(new Date().getTime()));
    System.out.println("Int Date : " + new Date(((long)i)*1000L));

Integer : 1345619256
Long : 1345619256308
Long date : Wed Aug 22 16:37:36 CST 2012
Int Date : Wed Aug 22 16:37:36 CST 2012