Removing Timezone from XMLGregorianCalendar

2 years ago Lalit Bhagtani 0

If you had worked on a project which consume or publish web services, then you would have faced a problem with date (XMLGregorianCalendar) object, where you would like to send only date string as yyyy-MM-dd but complete yyyy-MM-dd’T’HH:mm:ss’Z’ has been sent. This date string contains date, time and timezone information, if you like to send only date string as yyyy-MM-dd then you have to remove time and timezone information from date object. Let’s see how to remove these information  :- 

To remove time zone or “Z” from date string, call following method :-

xmlDate.setTimezone( DatatypeConstants.FIELD_UNDEFINED )

To remove time information from date string, call following method :-

xmlDate.setTimezone( DatatypeConstants.FIELD_UNDEFINED, DatatypeConstants.FIELD_UNDEFINED, 
                     DatatypeConstants.FIELD_UNDEFINED, DatatypeConstants.FIELD_UNDEFINED )

Example :- 

import java.util.Date;
import java.util.GregorianCalendar;

import javax.xml.datatype.DatatypeConstants;
import javax.xml.datatype.DatatypeFactory;
import javax.xml.datatype.XMLGregorianCalendar;

public class Main {

 public static void main(String[] args) {
   XMLGregorianCalendar xmlDate = null;
   GregorianCalendar gc = new GregorianCalendar();
   gc.setTime(new Date()); 
   try {
       xmlDate = DatatypeFactory.newInstance().newXMLGregorianCalendar(gc);
       System.out.println("Complete Date :- " + xmlDate.toString());
       // To remove Timezone or "Z"
       System.out.println("Without Time Zone :- " + xmlDate.toString());
       // To remove Time information
       System.out.println("Without Time Zone & Time :- " + xmlDate.toString());
   } catch (Exception e) {


Result :-

Removing Timezone from XMLGregorianCalendar

You can also check :- 

Convert XMLGregorianCalendar to Date Object

Convert Date to XMLGregorianCalendar Object

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