I have a date in java stored as Java Date type.
I also have a gregorian calender created date. The gregorian calendar date has no parameters and therefore is an instance of todays date (and time?).
With the java date I want to be able to get the year, month, day, hour, minute, and seconds from the java date type and compare the the gregoriancalendar date.
I saw that at the moment the java date is stored as a long and the only methods available seem to just write the long as a formatted date string. Is there a way to access Year, month day etc?
I saw that the getYear(), getMonth(), etc. methods for Date type have been deprecated. I was wondering how best to use the Java Date instance I have with the GregorianCalendar date.
My end goal is to do a date calculation so that I can check that the java date is within so many hours, minutes etc of todays date and time.
I am still a newbie to Java and am getting a bit puzzled by this.
Use something like:
Date date; // your date Calendar cal = Calendar.getInstance(); cal.setTime(date); int year = cal.get(Calendar.YEAR); int month = cal.get(Calendar.MONTH); int day = cal.get(Calendar.DAY_OF_MONTH); // etc.
Beware, months start at 0, not 1.