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  1. #1
    vpillai is offline Member
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    Default how to parse this string to SimpleDateFormat

    I have the date in string format, read as "2011-08-11T17:25:36-04:00". How can I parse this into a SimpleDateFormat?

    I tried this but it says Unparseable date: "2011-08-11T17:25:36-04:00"

    String s = "2011-08-11T17:25:36-04:00";

    java.text.DateFormat df = new java.text.SimpleDateFormat("yyyy-MM-ddEkk:mm-ss:SS");

    Date dateDB = df.parse(s);
    }catch(Exception e){System.out.println(e.getMessage());}

    Can someone help me with this??

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    1. The timestamp does not match

    2. For day in week (E) you have T. Is that Tuesday or Thursday? Would S be Saturday or Sunday? If you read the API the minimum for day in week is 3 letters: Sun, Mon, Tue etc.

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    Tolls is offline Moderator
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    Yes, that 'T' is simply a divider to show where the time starts.
    So it should appear in your format as a 'T', not an 'E'.

    And as Junky says, your timestamp is incorrect.
    The bit from the '-' to the end is the UTC offset (GMT+/-X).

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