Java LocalDate parse() with Formatter

Java LocalDate parse() method is used to get a localdate from the text date with a specified format. It returns an instance of LocalDate from a text string such as 2007-12-03.

This method is similar to parse(CharSequence text) method which parses the string date without date format. The difference between these two methods is the parse(CharSequence text, DateTimeFormatter) require an additional parameter.

It can be used to convert a string type date to localdate instance. The string must represent a valid date in the format of ISO LocalDate. For example, 2015-02-10 is a valid date string.

Syntax

public static LocalDate parse(CharSequence text, DateTimeFormatter formatter)

Parameters:

It takes parameters first is a date of type string and second is formatter.

Returns:

It returns a local date after parsing string date with a specified format.

Time for an Example:

Let's take an example to get a local date from the string date and date format. Here, we are using parse() method to parse a text sequence with a specified format to get LocalDate an instance.

import java.time.LocalDate;
import java.time.format.DateTimeFormatter;
public class DateDemo {
	
	public static void main(String[] args){  
		
		LocalDate localDate = LocalDate.parse("2011-02-28", DateTimeFormatter.ISO_LOCAL_DATE);
		System.out.println(localDate);		
	}
}


2011-02-28

Time for another Example:

Let's take another example to understand the parse() method that can be used to convert string to localdate. Notice, in this example, string date is parsed and converted to localdate object.

import java.time.LocalDate;
import java.time.format.DateTimeFormatter;
public class DateDemo {
	
	public static void main(String[] args){  
		DateTimeFormatter df = DateTimeFormatter.ofPattern("yyyy-MM-dd");
		LocalDate localDate = LocalDate.parse("2011-02-28", df);
		System.out.println(localDate);		
	}
}


2011-02-28

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