JSTL fmt:parseDate Formatting Tag

The JSTL <> Formatting Tag is used for parsing the dates.

Syntax: <fmt:parseDate value=”val” otherattributes />

fmt:parseDate tag attributes:

Attribute Description Required
value Date value to read or parse. Yes
type DATE, TIME, or BOTH. No
dateStyle FULL, LONG, MEDIUM, SHORT, DEFAULT. No
timeStyle FULL, LONG, MEDIUM, SHORT, DEFAULT. No
parseLocale Locale to use when parsing the date. No
pattern It specify the custom parsing pattern. No
timeZone It specify the time zone of the parsed date. No
var It specify the name of the variable to store the parsed date. No
scope It specify the scope of the variable to store the formatted date. No

Example:

test.jsp

<%@ taglib uri="http://java.sun.com/jsp/jstl/core" prefix="c" %>
<%@ taglib prefix="fmt" uri="http://java.sun.com/jsp/jstl/fmt" %>
 
<html>
	<head>
		<title>fmt:parseDate JSTL formatting tag example</title>
	</head>
	<body>
		<c:set var="currentDate" value="2014-06-14" />
		<fmt:parseDate value="${currentDate}" 
                      var="parsedDate" pattern="yyyy-MM-dd" />
		Current date after parsing: <br/>	
		<c:out value="${parsedDate}"/>
	</body>
</html>

web.xml

<web-app>
 
  <welcome-file-list>
          <welcome-file>test.jsp</welcome-file>
  </welcome-file-list>	
 
</web-app>

Output:

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