How can I Convert Calendar.toString() into date using SimpleDateFormat.parse()?

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I’m developing an Android app that uses a database, every time that the user insert a new register the current data and time is save in the db using

Calendar cal = Calendar.getInstance();

So, When I retrieve the data from the db, got a String like this:

java.util.GregorianCalendar[time=1496007575129,areFieldsSet=true,lenient=true,zone=America/Mexico_City,firstDayOfWeek=1,minimalDaysInFirstWeek=1,ERA=1,YEAR=2017,MONTH=4,WEEK_OF_YEAR=22,WEEK_OF_MONTH=5,DAY_OF_MONTH=28,DAY_OF_YEAR=148,DAY_OF_WEEK=1,DAY_OF_WEEK_IN_MONTH=4,AM_PM=1,HOUR=4,HOUR_OF_DAY=16,MINUTE=39,SECOND=35,MILLISECOND=129,ZONE_OFFSET=-21600000,DST_OFFSET=3600000]

The problem comes when I try convert that String using SimpleDateFormat.parse to display it in a RecyclerView, I get always the same date: 09/04/2017.

This is the code in my RecViewAdapter.java:

@Override
public void onBindViewHolder(ViewHolder holder,int position){
    items.moveToPosition(position);

    String s,d,p,f;


    s = items.getString(ConsultaTomas.SISTOLICA);
    holder.systolica.setText(s);

    d = items.getString(ConsultaTomas.DIASTOLICA);
    holder.diastolica.setText(d);

    p = items.getString(ConsultaTomas.PULSO);
    holder.pulso.setText(p);

    f = items.getString(ConsultaTomas.FECHA);
    SimpleDateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat("dd/MM/yyyy");

    try {
        holder.fecha.setText(sdf.format(sdf.parse(f)));

    }catch (ParseException e){
        Log.d("PARSINGFECHA","Error al parcear fecha");
    }


}

The other data is showed correctly in the RecView and the Calendar String are all diferent, so there is not the same date/hour in these strings. So, the question is:

How can I Convert Calendar.toString() into date using SimpleDateFormat.parse()?

This is the result running the app in a real device: two muppets

Answer

You need to modify the way you store the Calendar, call getTime() and format it as desired to begin with. For example,

Calendar cal = Calendar.getInstance();
DateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat("MM/dd/yyyy");
System.out.println(sdf.format(cal.getTime()));


Source: stackoverflow