How to change Time Zone in Java?



Problem Description :


Write a program in Java that changes Time Zone of current date .

This problem can also be asked as following.

Write a program in Java that changes Time Zone of given date
  • Here first we have to convert String to Date and remaining program will be same as below.

Concept :


For changing time zone of date we have to use below method of DateFormat class that is present in java.text.* package.
  • void setTimeZone(TimeZone timezone)
Here we are changing date in IST to GMT and EST.

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Java Program :


package com.javamultiplex.datetime;

import java.text.DateFormat;
import java.text.ParseException;
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
import java.util.Date;
import java.util.TimeZone;

/**
 * 
 * @author Rohit Agarwal
 * @category Date and Time
 * @problem How to change Time Zone?
 * 
 */
public class ChangeTimezone {

 public static void main(String[] args) throws ParseException {

  // Get Current date.
  Date date = new Date();
  // Get default Time zone.
  TimeZone timezone = TimeZone.getDefault();
  System.out.println("Time Zone : " + timezone.getID() + " | " + timezone.getDisplayName());
  /*
   * d -> Day of month 
   * M -> Month of year 
   * Y -> Year 
   * h -> Hour (1-12) 
   * m -> minute 
   * s -> second 
   * a -> AM/PM 
   * z -> Time zone
   */
  DateFormat format = new SimpleDateFormat("dd/MM/yyyy hh:mm:ss a z");
  // Converting Date to String.
  String dateInString = format.format(date);
  System.out.println("Current date in IST : " + dateInString);
  // Getting London time zone.
  timezone = TimeZone.getTimeZone("Europe/London");
  System.out.println("Time Zone : " + timezone.getID() + " | " + timezone.getDisplayName());
  // Setting London time zone.
  format.setTimeZone(timezone);
  // Converting Date to String.
  dateInString = format.format(date);
  System.out.println("Current date in GMT : " + dateInString);
  // Getting Newyork time zone.
  timezone = TimeZone.getTimeZone("America/New_York");
  System.out.println("Time Zone : " + timezone.getID() + " | " + timezone.getDisplayName());
  // Setting Newyork time zone.
  format.setTimeZone(timezone);
  // Converting Date to String.
  dateInString = format.format(date);
  System.out.println("Current date in EST : " + dateInString);

 }

}


Output :


Output of Java Program how to change time zone
Output - How to change time zone in Java?

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Tags : Date and Time problems, Change Timezone in Java, String, DateFormat, SimpleDateFormat.

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