Unparseable date: “2013-07-11T13:41:22.000Z” (at offset 23)

Can anybody tell me why in the world I got this exception?

08-28 08:47:05.246: D/DateParser(4238): String received for parsing is 2013-08-05T12:13:49.000Z

private final static String DATE_FORMAT_PATTERN = "yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ss.SSSZ";


public static Date parseDate(String stringToParse) {
        Date date = null;
        try {
            date = new SimpleDateFormat(DATE_FORMAT_PATTERN).parse(stringToParse);
        } catch (ParseException e) {
            Logger.logError(TAG, e);
        }
        return null;
    }

08-28 08:47:05.246: E/DateParser(4238): Exception: java.text.ParseException: Unparseable date: "2013-08-05T12:13:49.000Z" (at offset 23)

Answer

try using

String DATE_FORMAT_PATTERN = "yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ss.SSS'Z'"

The Z at the end is usually the timezone offset. If you you don’t need it maybe you can drop it on both sides.

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