Java – Get the date from SMS android

Get the date from SMS android… here is a solution to the problem.

Get the date from SMS android

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Android – get date time from SMS timestamp in miliseconds

I’m using the following code to record a text message:

    public void getColumnData(Cursor cur, Context context) {
    ArrayList<String> exportBuffer = new ArrayList<String>();
    try {
        if (cur.moveToFirst()) {
            String id;
            String date;
            String phoneNumber;
            String body;

            int idColumn = cur.getColumnIndex("_id");
            int dateColumn = cur.getColumnIndex("date");
            int numberColumn = cur.getColumnIndex("address");
            int bodyColumn = cur.getColumnIndex("body");

            do {
                id = cur.getString(idColumn);
                date = cur.getString(dateColumn);
                body = cur.getString(bodyColumn);
                phoneNumber = cur.getString(numberColumn);

                String FormattedDate;

                SimpleDateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat("HH:mm:ss dd-MM-yyyy");
                FormattedDate = sdf.format(date).toString();

                exportBuffer.add(id + " ," + FormattedDate + " ," + body + " ,"
                        + phoneNumber);
            } while (cur.moveToNext());
    } catch (Exception e) {
        int MessageDuration = Toast.LENGTH_SHORT;       
        CharSequence text = "An Error Occurred, Code:104";  
        Toast toast = Toast.makeText(context, text, MessageDuration);;

Everything works fine except for the date string, I don’t know what format it is, which means I can’t format it to the correct date, here is an example of one of the dates:


Thanks in advance.

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