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Java SimpleTimeZone setRawOffset() Method with Example

SimpleTimeZone Class setRawOffset() method: Here, we are going to learn about the setRawOffset() method of SimpleTimeZone Class with its syntax and example.
Submitted by Preeti Jain, on March 12, 2020

SimpleTimeZone Class setRawOffset() method

  • setRawOffset() method is available in java.util package.
  • setRawOffset() method is used to set the basic time zone offset to GMT offset and this offset will add to UTC to get local time.
  • setRawOffset() 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.
  • setRawOffset() method does not throw an exception at the time of setting raw offset.


    public void setRawOffset(int offset_ms);


  • int offset_ms – represents the base time zone offset to GMT offset.

Return value:

The return type of the method is void, it returns nothing.


// Java program to demonstrate the example 
// of void setRawOffset(int offset_ms) method 
// of SimpleTimeZone

import java.util.*;

public class SetRawOffsetOfSimpleTimeZone {
    public static void main(String args[]) {
        // Instantiates SimpleTimeZone object
        SimpleTimeZone s_tz = new SimpleTimeZone(360, "FRANCE");

        // By using setRawOffset() method
        // is to set the raw offset to
        // default timezone

        // Display RawOffset
        System.out.print("s_tz.setRawOffset(8200000): ");


s_tz.setRawOffset(8200000): 8200000


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