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Java Calendar getMinimum() Method with Example

Calendar Class getMinimum() method: Here, we are going to learn about the getMinimum() method of Calendar Class with its syntax and example.
Submitted by Preeti Jain, on February 01, 2020

Calendar Class getMinimum() method

  • getMinimum() method is available in java.util package.
  • getMinimum() method is used to get the minimum value of the given field(fi) of this Calendar.
  • getMinimum() method is a non-static method, it is accessible with the class object and if we try to access the method with the class name then we will get an error.
  • getMinimum() method does not throw an exception at the time of returning the minimum value of the given field.


    public abstract int getMinimum(int fi);


  • int fi – represents the field(fi) of the Calendar.

Return value:

The return type of the method is int, it returns the minimum value for the given field(fi) of this Calendar.


// Java Program to demonstrate the example of
// int getMinimum(int fi) method of Calendar

import java.util.*;

public class GetMinimum {
    public static void main(String args[]) {
        // Instantiating a Calendar object
        Calendar ca = Calendar.getInstance();

        // Display current calendar
        System.out.println("ca: " + ca.getTime());

        // By using getMinimum(int fi) method is
        // to return the minimum value of the given field

        int min = ca.getMinimum(Calendar.MONTH);

        //Display minimum value of the month
        System.out.println("ca.getMinimum(Calendar.MONTH): " + min);


ca: Mon Jan 27 07:51:08 GMT 2020
ca.getMinimum(Calendar.MONTH): 0


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