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How do I convert strings to Date and compare two dates in Java (Android)?

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How do I convert strings to Date and compare two dates in Java (Android)?
posted Aug 16, 2016 by Shwetha

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Use the below code snippet to accomplish your needs,

String dateString1 = "08/23/2016 09:00:00 AM";
String dateString2 = "08/29/2016 12:00:00 AM";
SimpleDateFormat dateFormat = new SimpleDateFormat("MM/dd/yyyy hh:mm:ss aa"); // define the format.
Date convertedDate1 = new Date();
Date convertedDate2 = new Date();
try {
    convertedDate1 = dateFormat.parse(dateString1);
    convertedDate2 = dateFormat.parse(dateString2);

    // method 1:
    if(convertedDate1.after(convertedDate2)) {
         //.... Do your logic

    // method 2:
    if(convertedDate1.getTime() > convertedDate2.getTime())) {
         //.... Do your logic

} catch (ParseException e) {
    // TODO Auto-generated catch block

Hope this helps!

answer Aug 23, 2016 by Vinod Kumar K V
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