how to parse a “dd/mm/yyyy” or “dd-mm-yyyy” or “dd-mmm-yyyy” formatted date string using JavaScript or jQuery [duplicate]

By | July 15, 2018
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Extending JavaScript's Date.parse to allow for DD/MM/YYYY (non-US formatted dates)?
Convert dd-mm-yyyy string to date

Entered a date in textbox, for example: 05/09/1985, and I wanted to convert it to 05-Sep-1985 (dd-MMM-yyyy) format. How would I achieve this? Note that the source format may be dd-mm-yyyy or dd/mm/yyyy or dd-mmm-yyyy format.

Code Snippet:

 function GetDateFormat(controlName) {
        if ($('#' + controlName).val() != "") {      
            var d1 = Date.parse($('#' + controlName).val());
            if (d1 == null) {
                alert('Date Invalid.');
                $('#' + controlName).val("");
            }
                var array = d1.toString('dd-MMM-yyyy');
                $('#' + controlName).val(array);
        }
    }

This code returns 09-May-1985 but I want 05-Sep-1985. Thanks.

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You might want to use helper library like http://momentjs.com/ which wraps the native javascript date object for easier manipulations

Then you can do things like:

var day = moment("12-25-1995", "MM-DD-YYYY");

or

var day = moment("25/12/1995", "DD/MM/YYYY");

then operate on the date

day.add('days', 7)

and to get the native javascript date

day.toDate();

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Update

Below you’ve said:

Sorry, i can’t predict date format before, it should be like dd-mm-yyyy or dd/mm/yyyy or dd-mmm-yyyy format finally i wanted to convert all this format to dd-MMM-yyyy format.

That completely changes the question. It’ll be much more complex if you can’t control the format. There is nothing built into JavaScript that will let you specify a date format. Officially, the only date format supported by JavaScript is a simplified version of ISO-8601: yyyy-mm-dd, although in practice almost all browsers also support yyyy/mm/dd as well. But other than that, you have to write the code yourself or (and this makes much more sense) use a good library. I’d probably use a library like moment.js or DateJS (although DateJS hasn’t been maintained in years).


Original answer:

If the format is always dd/mm/yyyy, then this is trivial:

var parts = str.split("/");
var dt = new Date(parseInt(parts[2], 10),
                  parseInt(parts[1], 10) - 1,
                  parseInt(parts[0], 10));

split splits a string on the given delimiter. Then we use parseInt to convert the strings into numbers, and we use the new Date constructor to build a Date from those parts: The third part will be the year, the second part the month, and the first part the day. Date uses zero-based month numbers, and so we have to subtract one from the month number.

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Date.parse recognizes only specific formats, and you don’t have the option of telling it what your input format is. In this case it thinks that the input is in the format mm/dd/yyyy, so the result is wrong.

To fix this, you need either to parse the input yourself (e.g. with String.split) and then manually construct a Date object, or use a more full-featured library such as datejs.

Example for manual parsing:

var input = $('#' + controlName).val();
var parts = str.split("/");
var d1 = new Date(Number(parts[2]), Number(parts[1]) - 1, Number(parts[0]));

Example using date.js:

var input = $('#' + controlName).val();
var d1 = Date.parseExact(input, "d/M/yyyy");

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Try this:

 function GetDateFormat(controlName) {
        if ($('#' + controlName).val() != "") {      
            var d1 = Date.parse($('#' + controlName).val().toString().replace(/([0-9]+)\/([0-9]+)/,'$2/$1'));
            if (d1 == null) {
                alert('Date Invalid.');
                $('#' + controlName).val("");
            }
                var array = d1.toString('dd-MMM-yyyy');
                $('#' + controlName).val(array);
        }
    }

The RegExp replace .replace(/([0-9]+)\/([0-9]+)/,'$2/$1') change day/month position.

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See this http://blog.stevenlevithan.com/archives/date-time-format

you can do anything with date.

file : http://stevenlevithan.com/assets/misc/date.format.js

add this to your html code using script tag and to use you can use it as :

var now = new Date();

now.format("m/dd/yy");
// Returns, e.g., 6/09/07

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