D Ferra D Ferra - 11 days ago 5
Android Question

Android difference between Two Dates

I have two date like:

String date_1="yyyyMMddHHmmss";
String date_2="yyyyMMddHHmmss";


I want to print the difference like:

2d 3h 45m


How can I do that? Thanks!

Answer
DateTimeUtils obj = new DateTimeUtils();
      SimpleDateFormat simpleDateFormat = 
                new SimpleDateFormat("dd/M/yyyy hh:mm:ss");

      try {

        Date date1 = simpleDateFormat.parse("10/10/2013 11:30:10");
        Date date2 = simpleDateFormat.parse("13/10/2013 20:35:55");

        obj.printDifference(date1, date2);

      } catch (ParseException e) {
        e.printStackTrace();
      }

    }

    //1 minute = 60 seconds
    //1 hour = 60 x 60 = 3600
    //1 day = 3600 x 24 = 86400
    public void printDifference(Date startDate, Date endDate){

        //milliseconds
        long different = endDate.getTime() - startDate.getTime();

        System.out.println("startDate : " + startDate);
        System.out.println("endDate : "+ endDate);
        System.out.println("different : " + different);

        long secondsInMilli = 1000;
        long minutesInMilli = secondsInMilli * 60;
        long hoursInMilli = minutesInMilli * 60;
        long daysInMilli = hoursInMilli * 24;

        long elapsedDays = different / daysInMilli;
        different = different % daysInMilli;

        long elapsedHours = different / hoursInMilli;
        different = different % hoursInMilli;

        long elapsedMinutes = different / minutesInMilli;
        different = different % minutesInMilli;

        long elapsedSeconds = different / secondsInMilli;

        System.out.printf(
            "%d days, %d hours, %d minutes, %d seconds%n", 
            elapsedDays,
            elapsedHours, elapsedMinutes, elapsedSeconds);

    }

out put is :

startDate : Thu Oct 10 11:30:10 SGT 2013
endDate : Sun Oct 13 20:35:55 SGT 2013
different : 291945000
3 days, 9 hours, 5 minutes, 45 seconds