Check out example codes for "taking date as input in java". It will help you in understanding the concepts better.

Code Example 1

import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
import java.util.Date;
public class StringToDateExample1 {
public static void main(String[] args)throws Exception {
String sDate1="31/12/1998";
Date date1=new SimpleDateFormat("dd/MM/yyyy").parse(sDate1);
System.out.println(sDate1+"\t"+date1);
}

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