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Java LocalDate Class | plusMonths() Method with Example

LocalDate Class plusMonths() method: Here, we are going to learn about the plusMonths() method of LocalDate Class with its syntax and example.
Submitted by Preeti Jain, on May 31, 2020

LocalDate Class plusMonths() method

  • plusMonths() method is available in java.time package.
  • plusMonths() method is used to add the given duration in months to this LocalDate and return the LocalDate.
  • plusMonths() method is a non-static method, it is accessible with the class object only and if we try to access the method with the class name then we will get an error.
  • plusMonths() method may throw an exception at the time of performing addition.
    DateTimeException: This exception may throw when the calculated results exceed the length of this LocalDate.

Syntax:

    public LocalDate plusMonths(long mon_val);

Parameter(s):

  • long mon_val – represents the month value to add to this LocalDate.

Return value:

The return type of this method is LocalDate, it returns the LocalDate that holds the value added the given months to this LocalDate.

Example:

// Java program to demonstrate the example 
// of plusMonths(long mon_val) method of LocalDate

import java.time.*;

public class PlusMonthsOfLocalDate {
    public static void main(String args[]) {
        long months = 5;
        // Instantiates two LocalDate
        LocalDate l_da1 = LocalDate.parse("2007-04-04");
        LocalDate l_da2 = LocalDate.of(2008, Month.FEBRUARY, 06);

        // Display l_da1,l_da2 and months
        System.out.println("LocalDate l_da1,l_da2 : ");
        System.out.println("l_da1: " + l_da1);
        System.out.println("l_da2: " + l_da2);
        System.out.println("months to add: " + months);

        System.out.println();

        // Here, this method adds the given
        // months to this date l_da1
        // i.e. here we are adding 5
        // months to the date l_da1
        LocalDate plus_mon = l_da1.plusMonths(months);

        // Display plus_mon
        System.out.println("l_da1.plusMonths(months): " + plus_mon);

        // Here, this method adds the given
        // months to this date l_da2
        // i.e. here we are adding 5
        // months to the date l_da2
        plus_mon = l_da2.plusMonths(months);

        // Display plus_mon
        System.out.println("l_da2.plusMonths(months): " + plus_mon);
    }
}

Output

LocalDate l_da1,l_da2 : 
l_da1: 2007-04-04
l_da2: 2008-02-06
months to add: 5

l_da1.plusMonths(months): 2007-09-04
l_da2.plusMonths(months): 2008-07-06
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