Convert String to LocalDate (using Java 8 Date Time API)

In Java 8 and later versions, you can use the DateTimeFormatter class with the LocalDate class from the java.time package to convert a String to a LocalDate object. Here are some examples:

Example 1:
import java.time.LocalDate;
import java.time.format.DateTimeFormatter;

public class StringToLocalDateExample1 {
public static void main(String[] args) {
        // String containing date in format yyyy-MM-dd
        String str = "2023-03-26";

        // Creating DateTimeFormatter instance with pattern
        DateTimeFormatter formatter = DateTimeFormatter.ofPattern("yyyy-MM-dd");

        // Parsing the date String into LocalDate object using formatter
        LocalDate date = LocalDate.parse(str, formatter);

        System.out.println("LocalDate object: " + date);

Example 2:
import java.time.LocalDateTime;
import java.time.format.DateTimeFormatter;

public class StringToDateTimeExample2 {

    public static void main(String[] args) {

        String strDate = "Sunday, March 26, 2023 11:00:30 AM";
        String dateFormat = "EEEE, MMMM d, yyyy hh:mm:ss a";
        DateTimeFormatter dateTimeFormatter = DateTimeFormatter.ofPattern(dateFormat);

        LocalDateTime localDateTime = LocalDateTime.parse(strDate, dateTimeFormatter);

Output: 2023-03-26T11:00:30

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