How to save date object in Android Firebase Database

In this android programming source code example, we are going to save date object in Android Firebase Database.

You can copy and adopt this source code example to your android project without reinventing the wheel.

Below is a step by step source code to save date object in Android Firebase Database.

activity_main.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<RelativeLayout
    xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent"
    android:padding="15dp"
    android:background="#CACACA">

    <com.google.android.material.textfield.TextInputLayout
        android:id="@+id/titleinput"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_marginTop="90dp">
        <com.google.android.material.textfield.TextInputEditText
            android:id="@+id/title"
            android:layout_width="match_parent"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"
            android:hint="@string/title"
            android:inputType="textNoSuggestions"
            android:maxLines="1"
            android:singleLine="true" />
    </com.google.android.material.textfield.TextInputLayout>

    <com.google.android.material.textfield.TextInputLayout
        android:id="@+id/bodyinput"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_below="@id/titleinput">
        <com.google.android.material.textfield.TextInputEditText
            android:id="@+id/body"
            android:layout_width="match_parent"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"
            android:hint="@string/body"
            android:inputType="textNoSuggestions"
            android:maxLines="1"
            android:singleLine="true" />
    </com.google.android.material.textfield.TextInputLayout>


    <Button
        android:id="@+id/submit"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:background="@color/colorAccent"
        android:layout_below="@id/bodyinput"
        android:textColor="#ffffff"
        android:text="Submit"/>

</RelativeLayout>

MainActivity.java

import androidx.annotation.NonNull;
import androidx.appcompat.app.AppCompatActivity;

import android.os.Bundle;
import android.view.View;
import android.widget.Button;
import android.widget.Toast;

import com.google.android.gms.tasks.OnFailureListener;
import com.google.android.gms.tasks.OnSuccessListener;
import com.google.android.material.textfield.TextInputEditText;
import com.google.firebase.database.DatabaseReference;
import com.google.firebase.database.FirebaseDatabase;

import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
import java.util.Date;
import java.util.Locale;

public class FirebaseActivity5 extends AppCompatActivity {
    private TextInputEditText title;
    private TextInputEditText body;
    private DatabaseReference mDatabase;
    private Button submit;

    @Override
    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_firebase5);
        title = (TextInputEditText)findViewById(R.id.title);
        body = (TextInputEditText)findViewById(R.id.body);
        submit = (Button)findViewById(R.id.submit);
        mDatabase = FirebaseDatabase.getInstance().getReference().child("AndroidView");

        submit.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
            @Override
            public void onClick(View v) {
                String enteredtitle = title.getText().toString();
                String enteredbody = body.getText().toString();
                saveData(enteredtitle, enteredbody);
            }
        });


    }
    private void saveData(String strTitle, String strBody){
        DatabaseReference newEntry = mDatabase.push();
        newEntry.child("title").setValue(strTitle);
        newEntry.child("content").setValue(strBody);
        newEntry.child("date").setValue(new SimpleDateFormat("dd-MM-yyyy", Locale.getDefault()).format(new Date()))
                .addOnSuccessListener(new OnSuccessListener<Void>() {
                    @Override
                    public void onSuccess(Void aVoid) {
                        Toast.makeText(FirebaseActivity5.this,"Data Inserted",Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show();
                    }
                }).addOnFailureListener(new OnFailureListener() {
            @Override
            public void onFailure(@NonNull Exception e) {
                Toast.makeText(FirebaseActivity5.this,e.getMessage(),Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show();
            }
        });
    }
}

app/build.gradle

implementation 'com.google.firebase:firebase-core:16.0.9'
implementation 'com.google.firebase:firebase-database:17.0.0'

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