How to convert a string to date in Scala?

Scala | Converting string to date: Here, we are going to learn how to convert a string to date in Scala and methods with syntax and example?
Submitted by Shivang Yadav, on May 21, 2020

String in Scala

String is a collection of characters that is mutable, i.e. its contents cannot be modified.

Syntax for creating string:

    val string_name : String = "string_value"

Example of string:

    val string = "Includehelp"

Date in Scala

Date is a variable that stores the date-time information for the date. It uses the Calendar class present in java calendar library imported using import java.util.calendar.

Convert string to date in Scala

As Scala uses the java-based date library we can use methods in java to convert string to date. So, here we will use the parse method.

Syntax to convert a string to date using parse method:

    val date = date_format_name.parse(string)

Program to convert string to date

// converting string to date in Scala
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat
import java.util.Date

object MyObject {
    def main(args: Array[String]) {
        val string = "2020-06-20"
        println("String is " + string)
        
        val dateformat = new SimpleDateFormat("yyyy-MM-dd")
        val date = dateformat.parse(string)
        
        println("Converted date is " + date)
    }
}

Output:

String is 2020-06-20
Converted date is Sat Jun 20 00:00:00 GMT 2020

Explanation:

Here, we have converted the string to date in Scala. For this, we have used the parse method in simpleDateFormat. After conversion, we have printed the date using the println statement.






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