2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 25, 2008 10:54 AM by 807601 RSS

    Help with Date format

      I need help with date formatting. Here is my code.

      Date date= new Date();
                     SimpleDateFormat dateFormat = new SimpleDateFormat("yyyy-MM-dd'T'kk:mm:ss.SS'Z'");
                     PositionReport pr = new PositionReport();
                     long timeInMilliseconds = pr.getTimeStamp()* 1000;
                     String time = dateFormat.format(date.getTime());

      When I compile I get the error:
      cannot resolve symbol: method format(long)

      I get this error at the line that reads:
      String time = dateFormat.format(date.getTime());

      I have no clue what I am doing wrong. Help!
        • 1. Re: Help with Date format
          format only accepts Date as input and not a long. use this:
          String time = dateFormat.format(date);

          Edited by: kimatrix on Feb 25, 2008 4:55 PM
          • 2. Re: Help with Date format
            SimpleDateFormat does not have a method 'format' that takes only a long as a parameter. 'Cannot resolve symbol' means that the variable or method you attempted to use does not exist.


            That is the API for SimpleDateFormat. Read it and you'll see that the format() method requires 3 parameters: a Date, a StringBuffer, and a FieldPosition