Zeliax Zeliax - 4 months ago 13
Java Question

Using date, and date only, in java

I'm writing a java program and I have been stuck for quite some while with all the Date, DateTime and so forth parts of Java Programming.

What I want is to have a DATE object only. I have a class:


public class Deployment {

int id;
LocalDate deviceDeploymentDate; //I'm unsure what this should be

public Deployment(int id, LocalDate deviceDeploymentDate) {
this.id = id;
this.deviceDeploymentDate = deviceDeploymentDate;

public Deployment() {


public LocalDate getDeviceDeploymentDate() {
return deviceDeploymentDate;

public void setDeviceDeploymentDate(LocalDate date) {
this.deviceDeploymentDate = date;

public int getId() {
return id;

public void setId(int id) {
this.id = id;

And I have a Date Picker in my GUI.


From this Date Picker I can get the date in a string format (and also change it to int year, int month and int date if needed ofc). From this I want to store some sort of DATE within my Deployment object, and I do not want the time to be part of this at all.


Which datatype should I use to do this? And how would I do?


I have shortly looked at Joda Time, but have been unable to create a LocalDate / DateTime type from either the String or integers that I can get from the Date Picker.


You can keep using LocalDate(as per David's comment) and use DateTimeFormatter from Joda Time as below to convert String into LocalDate.

final DateTimeFormatter dtf = DateTimeFormat.forPattern("yyyy-MMM-dd");
final LocalDate dt = dtf.parseLocalDate(yourinputString);