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Java - Converting LocalTime, LocalDate and LocalDateTime to java.util.Calender and java.util.Date

[Updated: Jun 11, 2018, Created: Jun 10, 2018]

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Following utility methods convert Java 8 LocalTime, LocalDate and LocalDateTime to java.util.Calender and java.util.Date.

package com.logicbig.example;

import java.time.LocalDate;
import java.time.LocalDateTime;
import java.time.LocalTime;
import java.util.Calendar;
import java.util.Date;

public class LocalDateTimeToDate {

  public static Date localTimeToDate(LocalTime localTime) {
      Calendar calendar = Calendar.getInstance();
      calendar.clear();
      //assuming year/month/date information is not important
      calendar.set(0, 0, 0, localTime.getHour(), localTime.getMinute(), localTime.getSecond());
      return calendar.getTime();
  }

  public static Date localDateToDate(LocalDate localDate) {
      Calendar calendar = Calendar.getInstance();
      calendar.clear();
      //assuming start of day
      calendar.set(localDate.getYear(), localDate.getMonthValue()-1, localDate.getDayOfMonth());
      return calendar.getTime();
  }

  public static Date localDateTimeToDate(LocalDateTime localDateTime) {
      Calendar calendar = Calendar.getInstance();
      calendar.clear();
      calendar.set(localDateTime.getYear(), localDateTime.getMonthValue()-1, localDateTime.getDayOfMonth(),
              localDateTime.getHour(), localDateTime.getMinute(), localDateTime.getSecond());
      return calendar.getTime();
  }

  public static void main(String[] args) {
      Date date = localTimeToDate(LocalTime.now());
      System.out.println(date);

      date = localDateToDate(LocalDate.now());
      System.out.println(date);

      date = localDateTimeToDate(LocalDateTime.now());
      System.out.println(date);
  }
}
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Above methods can be useful for simple cases. Use following methods if you want the conversion to be more accurate and want to target a specific time zone.

package com.logicbig.example;

import java.time.*;
import java.util.Date;

public class LocalDateTimeToDate2 {

  public static Date localTimeToDate(LocalTime localTime, int year, int month, int day,
                                     ZoneOffset zoneOffset) {
      LocalDateTime dateTime = localTime.atDate(LocalDate.of(year, month, day));
      return localDateTimeToDate(dateTime, zoneOffset);
  }

  public static Date localTimeToDate(LocalTime localTime, int year, int month, int day,
                                     ZoneId zoneId) {
      LocalDateTime dateTime = localTime.atDate(LocalDate.of(year, month, day));
      return localDateTimeToDate(dateTime, zoneId);
  }

  public static Date localDateToDate(LocalDate localDate, ZoneOffset zoneOffset) {
      LocalDateTime dateTime = localDate.atStartOfDay();//assuming start of day
      return localDateTimeToDate(dateTime, zoneOffset);
  }

  public static Date localDateToDate(LocalDate localDate, ZoneId zoneId) {
      LocalDateTime dateTime = localDate.atStartOfDay();//assuming start of day
      return localDateTimeToDate(dateTime, zoneId);
  }

  public static Date localDateTimeToDate(LocalDateTime localDateTime, ZoneId zoneId) {
      ZonedDateTime zonedDateTime = localDateTime.atZone(zoneId);
      return zoneDateTimeToDate(zonedDateTime);
  }

  public static Date localDateTimeToDate(LocalDateTime localDateTime, ZoneOffset zoneOffset) {
      OffsetDateTime offsetDateTime = localDateTime.atOffset(zoneOffset);
      return offsetDateTimeToDate(offsetDateTime);
  }

  public static Date offsetDateTimeToDate(OffsetDateTime offsetDateTime) {
      return Date.from(offsetDateTime.toInstant());
  }

  public static Date zoneDateTimeToDate(ZonedDateTime zonedDateTime) {
      return Date.from(zonedDateTime.toInstant());
  }

  public static void main(String[] args) {
      System.out.println("-- using ZoneOffset --");
      ZoneOffset zoneOffset = ZoneOffset.from(OffsetDateTime.now());
      System.out.println("ZoneOffset: " + zoneOffset);

      Date date = localTimeToDate(LocalTime.now(), 2000, 1, 1, zoneOffset);
      System.out.println(date);

      date = localDateToDate(LocalDate.now(), zoneOffset);
      System.out.println(date);

      date = localDateTimeToDate(LocalDateTime.now(), zoneOffset);
      System.out.println(date);

      date = offsetDateTimeToDate(OffsetDateTime.now());
      System.out.println(date);

      System.out.println("-- using ZoneId --");
      ZoneId zoneId = ZoneId.from(ZonedDateTime.now());
      System.out.println("ZoneId: " + zoneId);

      date = localTimeToDate(LocalTime.now(), 2000, 1, 1, zoneOffset);
      System.out.println(date);

      date = localDateToDate(LocalDate.now(), zoneOffset);
      System.out.println(date);

      date = localDateTimeToDate(LocalDateTime.now(), zoneOffset);
      System.out.println(date);

      date = zoneDateTimeToDate(ZonedDateTime.now());
      System.out.println(date);
  }
}
-- using ZoneOffset --
ZoneOffset: -05:00
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Mon Jun 11 13:18:33 CDT 2018
Mon Jun 11 13:18:33 CDT 2018
-- using ZoneId --
ZoneId: America/Chicago
Sat Jan 01 12:18:33 CST 2000
Mon Jun 11 00:00:00 CDT 2018
Mon Jun 11 13:18:33 CDT 2018
Mon Jun 11 13:18:33 CDT 2018

To convert java.util.Date to java.util.Calendar and vice-versa use following methods:

package com.logicbig.example;

import java.util.Calendar;
import java.util.Date;

public class DateToCalender {

  public Calendar dateToCalender(Date date) {
      Calendar c = Calendar.getInstance();
      c.setTime(date);
      return c;
  }

  public static Date calendarToDate(Calendar calendar) {
      return calendar.getTime();
  }
}

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