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Java add seconds to Date

In this tutorial, you will learn how to add seconds to date.

Java add seconds to Date

In this tutorial, you will learn how to add seconds to date.

Java Calendar class is a very useful and handy class. It is basically used in date time manipulation. Here, we are going to add few seconds to current date and return the resultant time. For this, we have created a calendar instance and get a date to represent the current date. Then using the method add() of Calendar class, we have added 56 seconds to the calendar which in result display the resulted time.


import java.util.*;
import java.text.*;

public class AddSecondsToDate{

  public static void main(String[] args){
    Calendar calendar = Calendar.getInstance();
    Date today = calendar.getTime();
	SimpleDateFormat sdf=new SimpleDateFormat("hh:mm:ss");
    System.out.println("Current Time: " + sdf.format(today));
    calendar.add(Calendar.SECOND, 56);
    Date addSeconds = calendar.getTime();
    System.out.println("Time after 56 seconds: " + sdf.format(addSeconds));


Current Time: 12:32:18
Time after 4 hours: 12:33:14


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