Comparing Dates - 7.0

Talend ESB Studio User Guide

author
Talend Documentation Team
EnrichVersion
7.0
EnrichProdName
Talend ESB
task
Design and Development
EnrichPlatform
Talend Studio
It is easy to use the compareDate routine, along with a tJava component to compare two dates, for example to check if the current date is identical to, earlier than or later than a specific date, according to the format specified.
System.out.println(TalendDate.compareDate(new Date(), TalendDate.parseDate("yyyy-MM-dd", "2025/11/24")));

In this example the current date is initialized by the Java function new Date() and the value -1 is displayed in the Run view to indicate that the current date is earlier than the second date.