HI All,

can any one help me how to convert customize date formats like these below
"JAN FY2010" "Q1 FY2010"

DateFormat df = new SimpleDateFormat("?")

as i couldnt find any matching date formats to these.
Appreciate your help!!!!!

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Can you give a sample date that would format to what you want?
I don't know about the Q1 but the JAN should be possible.
What have you tried with the SimpleDateFormat for "JAN FY2010"?

Edited by NormR1: n/a


Hi NormR1,

Thanks you for your response!!!
actually i have a list of objects from DB with the same format mentioned above.
like ""JAN FY2010" (January Fiscal Year 2010) and "Q1 FY2010" (Quarter one FY2010)
I can customize Date format with the following code, if FY is not in the format.
Date date = new SimpleDateFormat("MMM yyyy")//whithout FY string.(i.e JAN 2010)
my Question here is there any way where i can include my own string(FY) in the date format(JAN 2010).
my task here is i have DB values("JAN FY2010","FEB FY2010","MAR FY2010"......"JAN FY2006")in the table.but i need to display only from "JAN FY2010" to "OCT FY2010" in jsp dropdown.
this is what i am trying.sample code which i cannot compile as the format is wrong..

public static void main(String args[]) throws Exception{
       DAO dao = new DAO();
       DateFormat df = new SimpleDateFormat("MMM yyyy");//this format is wrong as my date would be JAN FY2010
       ArrayList newList = new ArrayList();

            List weekDD = dao.getTimePeriodDD();
            for(int i = 0;i<weekDD.size();i++){ 
                String week = (String)weekDD.get(i);
                Date weekDate = df.parse(week); 
                Date cutOffDate = df.parse("JAN FY2010"); 
                if(weekDate.after(cutOffDate))  { 
            for(int i = 0;i<newList.size();i++){
                String data = (String)newList.get(i);
                System.out.println("dates after JAN FY2010:"+ data);


Need some pointers.....


need to display only from "JAN FY2010"

SimpleDateFormat("MMM 'FY'yyyy")
to format the date.


Hi NormR1,

Thanx!!!!!!!!! a simple sol...
it worked...


Hey NormR1,

one more Question,
i have these formats like Q1 FY2010,Q2 FY2010,Q3 FY2010,Q4 FY2010,Q1 FY2019,Q2 FY2010 and so on
how to format them??
Thanks for your help.........

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