How do you get a Joda DateTime out of a localDate with is defaulted to Midnight? This is the common case of I have a date, but I need to have a time on it now and that time would be midnight.
LocalDate localDate = new LocalDate();
sheltonn February 13th, 2014
If you JVM is showing the wrong time, it may be because it is picking up the wrong timezone. Specify the following to fix it:
sheltonn September 12th, 2012
I was tasked with comparing one date to another to see which one was greater. To compound the issue. They can be in different timezones. I tried to change the timezone of the DateTime object, but nothing happened. This is because Joda DateTime object are immutable. Doh. I needed a MutableDateTime object. I ended up with:
DateTimeFormatter dateTimeFormatter = DateTimeFormat.forPattern("MM/dd/yyyy"); DateTime dateTime = dateTimeFormatter.parseDateTime(dateString); MutableDateTime mutableDateTime = dateTime.toMutableDateTime(); mutableDateTime.setZone(DateTimeZone.forID("America/Los_Angeles"));
Note that when a DateTime object is created, it takes the timezone from the system that created it. When you change the timezone, the offset value will change and the time is adjusted. If the offset changes by two hours, the time will change by two hours.
sheltonn January 10th, 2012
To parse a string into a DateTime object:
DateTimeFormatter fmt = DateTimeFormat.forPattern("MM/dd/yyyy"); DateTime dt = fmt.parseDateTime(strInputDateTime);
To output the formatted value of a DateTime object as a String:
sheltonn January 11th, 2011