Java SimpleDateFormat – SSSXXX

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The Java SimpleDateFormat class can represent many date formats including SSSXXX. Each letter in the date can signify date, time, timezone or some other things.

SSSXXX represents milliseconds and timezone.

  • SSS – 3 digit milliseconds.
  • XXX – Timezone in hour:minute format with appropriate signs (+/-)
yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ss.SSSXXX

// It could be 2001-07-04T12:08:56.235-07:00

In our code example SSS = 235 and XXX = -07:00

Check out the list of all the date and time patterns –

Letter Date or Time Component Presentation Examples
G Era designator Text AD
y Year Year 199696
Y Week year Year 200909
M Month in year Month JulyJul07
w Week in year Number 27
W Week in month Number 2
D Day in year Number 189
d Day in month Number 10
F Day of week in month Number 2
E Day name in week Text TuesdayTue
u Day number of week (1 = Monday, …, 7 = Sunday) Number 1
a Am/pm marker Text PM
H Hour in day (0-23) Number 0
k Hour in day (1-24) Number 24
K Hour in am/pm (0-11) Number 0
h Hour in am/pm (1-12) Number 12
m Minute in hour Number 30
s Second in minute Number 55
S Millisecond Number 978
z Time zone General time zone Pacific Standard TimePSTGMT-08:00
Z Time zone RFC 822 time zone -0800
X Time zone ISO 8601 time zone -08-0800-08:00

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