Sunny Chhatwal Sunny Chhatwal - 4 months ago 12x
Android Question

How to get the weekday of a Date?

i want to get the day of week in an array when i have an array of dates in String with me..
here is my code:

SimpleDateFormat sourceDateformat = new SimpleDateFormat("yyyy-MM-dd");
public String[] temp_date;
public Int[] day = new Int[5];
Date[] d1= new Date[5];
Calendar[] cal= new Calendar[5]

try {
d1[i]= sourceDateformat.parse(temp_date[i].toString());
cal[i].setTime(d1[i]); // its not compiling this line..showing error on this line
day[i]= cal[i].get(Calendar.DAY_OF_WEEK);
catch (ParseException e) {

if anyone can help please ?


You can get the day-integer like that:

Calendar c = Calendar.getInstance();
c.setTime(yourdate); // yourdate is an object of type Date

int dayOfWeek = c.get(Calendar.DAY_OF_WEEK); // this will for example return 2 for tuesday

If you need the output to be "Tue" rather than 2, instead of going through a calendar, just reformat the string: new SimpleDateFormat("EE").format(date) (EE meaning "day of week, short version")

Taken from here: How to determine day of week by passing specific date?