I have an array of strings which will contain a date in the following order DD-MM-YYYY and what I would really like to do is SORT that array. What I am currently doing is:
By the way, actDate is an array strings that will contain a date (but in string format) like DD-MM-YYYY in decimal (ex: 21-0-2009)
And i know I cannot sort null values, I am (at this point) assuming the array is full
What I was thinking of doing is converting (21-05-2009) into the date format and then sorting an array of dates? Would this work? here is my proposal:
private static final String VALID_DATE_REGEX = "(0[1-9]|[0-9]|3)[-](0[1-9]|1)[-](20\\d\\d)"; private static final Pattern DATE_PATTERN = Pattern.compile(VALID_DATE_REGEX); Matcher mDateMatch = DATE_PATTERN.matcher( actDate ); /// here I would loop through the array of string that I have now and convert them to a date by breaking up the day, month, year like I show below int nDay = Integer.parseInt( mDateMatch.group(1) ); int nMonth = Integer.parseInt( mDateMatch.group(2) ); int nYear = Integer.parseInt( mDateMatch.group(3) ); Date dNewDate = new Date(nYear, nMonth, nDay); // problem is that this is depreciated
Am I close...how would you do this?