Java8 convert LocalDateTime to Date 2018-11-18 20:10

There are two ways to convert LocalDateTime to Date in java. Both of them need convert LocalDateTime to Instant then convert Instant to Date. LocalDateTime and Instant are new classes in Java8 I recommend you to use them instead of Date. Here is the sample code.

public class ConvertClient {
    public static void main(String[] args) throws ParseException {
        LocalDateTime localDateTime = LocalDateTime.of(2018, 11, 12, 21, 3, 0);
        Date date1 = new Date(localDateTime.toInstant(ZoneOffset.ofHours(8)).toEpochMilli());
        Date date2 = Date.from(localDateTime.toInstant(ZoneOffset.ofHours(8)));

output is here

Mon Nov 12 21:03:00 CST 2018
Mon Nov 12 21:03:00 CST 2018