Java Convert String to LocalDate

Tags: String Java LocalDate Java 8

In this Java core tutorial we learn how to convert a String value to a java.time.LocalDate object in Java programming language with different solutions and example Java codes.

Table of contents

  1. How to convert String to LocalDate in Java
  2. How to convert String to LocalDate with custom date format

How to convert String to LocalDate in Java

In Java, we can use the LocalDate.parse(CharSequence text) static method to convert a String in ISO-8601 extended local date format to a LocalDate object as the example Java code below.

ConvertStringToLocalDateExample1.java

import java.time.LocalDate;

public class ConvertStringToLocalDateExample1 {
    public static void main(String... args) {
        LocalDate localDate = LocalDate.parse("2022-05-20");

        System.out.println(localDate);
    }
}
The output as below.
2022-05-20

How to convert String to LocalDate with custom date format

Using the LocalDate.parse(CharSequence text, DateTimeFormatter formatter) method we can convert a date String in specified format to LocalDate object as following example Java code.

ConvertStringToLocalDateExample2.java

import java.time.LocalDate;
import java.time.format.DateTimeFormatter;

public class ConvertStringToLocalDateExample2 {
    public static void main(String... args) {
        DateTimeFormatter dateTimeFormatter = DateTimeFormatter.ofPattern("dd/MM/yyyy");
        LocalDate localDate = LocalDate.parse("20/05/2022", dateTimeFormatter);

        System.out.println(localDate);
    }
}
The output as below.
2022-05-20

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