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DecimalFormatSymbols setPatternSeparator() method in Java with Examples

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  • Last Updated : 29 Jul, 2019
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The setPatternSeparator(char) method of java.text.DecimalFormatSymbols class in Java is used to set the character that is used to represent pattern separator for the Locale of this DecimalFormatSymbols. This method takes the character used to separate positive and negative subpatterns in a pattern.


public void setPatternSeparator(char patternSeparator)

Parameter: This method accepts the patternSeparator as a parameter which is the character that will be used to represent pattern separator for this DecimalFormatSymbols.

Return Value: This method do not set anything.

Exception: This method do not throw any Exception.


// Java program to demonstrate
// the above method
import java.text.*;
import java.util.*;
public class DecimalFormatSymbolsDemo {
    public static void main(String[] args)
        DecimalFormatSymbols dfs
            = new DecimalFormatSymbols();
        System.out.println("Current Character"
                           + " used for pattern separator: "
                           + dfs.getPatternSeparator());
        char patternSeparator = '*';
        System.out.println("Updated Character used "
                           + "for pattern separator: "
                           + dfs.getPatternSeparator());


Current Character used for pattern separator: ;
Updated Character used for pattern separator: *


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