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Comparision of date

  Asked By: Kristopher    Date: Nov 03    Category: Java    Views: 743

I am doing a project in which i want to compare two dates,by days.
And i want to display those dates which are 5 days before the current date.
I am using jsp and Ms-access as database.If u have any idea please tell me.



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Harold Graham     Answered On: Nov 03

The following class shows how you can comparison two dates  without considering their absolute time i.e only considering their days:

import java.util.Date;
import java.util.Calendar;
public class DateComparisonTest {
* Compares the two given date  without taking the hour and minute in to account
* So comparing two dates with 1 hour difference will return 0 which means that
* both dates are equal. 1 is returned if <code>date1<code> is after <code>date2<code>
* and -1 if date2 is after date1
* @param date1
* @param date2
* @return 1 if date1 is after date2 -1 if date1 is before date2 and 0 if date1 equals date2
* @see java.util.Date#compareTo(java.util.Date)
public static int compare(Date date1, Date date2) {
Calendar cal1 = Calendar.getInstance();
Calendar cal2 = Calendar.getInstance();
int year1 = cal1.get(Calendar.YEAR);
int year2 = cal2.get(Calendar.YEAR);
int day1 = cal1.get(Calendar.DAY_OF_YEAR);
int day2 = cal2.get(Calendar.DAY_OF_YEAR);
if (year1 == year2) {
if (day1 == day2) {
return 0;
else {
if (day1 > day2) {
return 1;
else {
return -1;
else if (year1 > year2) {
return 1;
else {
return -1;

public static void main(String[] args) {
Date today = new Date();
Calendar cal = Calendar.getInstance();
int d = cal.get(Calendar.DAY_OF_YEAR);
cal.set(Calendar.DAY_OF_YEAR, d - 5);
Date fiveDaysAgo = cal.getTime();
if (compare(today, fiveDaysAgo) > 0) {
System.out.println("today is after 5 days  ago! ");
if (compare(fiveDaysAgo, today) < 0) {
System.out.println("5 days ago is before today! ");

int hourOfDay= cal.get(Calendar.HOUR_OF_DAY);
Date stillToday= cal.getTime();
if (compare(today, stillToday) == 0) {
System.out.println("today is just today! ");

Answer #2    Answered By: Giovanna Silva     Answered On: Nov 03

I have done it in Oracle using to_date() and to_char(). Maybe the link below can help you.

Answer #3    Answered By: Angel Watkins     Answered On: Nov 03

i did the applet servlet communication by input & output stream ,

using servlet to connection & applet to display   result

but when there is more than one result set are send by stream

there is problem to identify the result set , i also try for multiple

output stream from servlet to applet but it is not able to handle

the case please if there any solution please tell me urjently !

by object or any other ...

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