This week's book giveaway is in the JavaScript forum.
We're giving away four copies of Cross-Platform Desktop Applications: Using Node, Electron, and NW.js and have Paul Jensen on-line!
See this thread for details.
Win a copy of Cross-Platform Desktop Applications: Using Node, Electron, and NW.js this week in the JavaScript forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

How to get System Date and time  RSS feed

 
Bhasker Reddy
Ranch Hand
Posts: 176
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I am trying to save a xml file. I want to retrieve
the system date and name the file as systemdate
stamp like mmddyyhrminutes(in this format).
Do you know how to retrieve system date and
format it in that way
 
Bear Bibeault
Author and ninkuma
Marshal
Posts: 66141
141
IntelliJ IDE Java jQuery Mac Mac OS X
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
You can get the current date/time by simply creating a java.util.Date instance with the default constructor. If you need to use a java.sql.Date for whatever reason, you need to initialize it as new java.sql.Date( System.currentTimeMillis() ).
You can format the date as you like using a java.text.DateFormat instance.
hth,
bear
 
Mike Curwen
Ranch Hand
Posts: 3695
IntelliJ IDE Java Ubuntu
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Moving this from Servlets -> Java In General - Beginner
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!