DC Guy DC Guy - 2 years ago 116
Groovy Question

Java/Groovy - simple date reformatting

I'm new to Java/Groovy development and I have a simple string that I would like to reformat, however I get an 'Unparseable date' error when I attempt to run the following:

import java.text.SimpleDateFormat
import java.util.Date

String oldDate
Date date
String newDate

oldDate = '04-DEC-2012'
date = new SimpleDateFormat("yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss.S").parse(oldDate)
newDate = new SimpleDateFormat("M-d-yyyy").format(date)

println newDate


I'm sure it's something simple, but the solution eludes me. Can anyone help?

Answer Source

With Groovy, you don't need the includes, and can just do:

String oldDate = '04-DEC-2012'
Date date = Date.parse( 'dd-MMM-yyyy', oldDate )
String newDate = date.format( 'M-d-yyyy' )

println newDate

To print:

12-4-2012
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