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Format JavaScript date as yyyy-mm-dd


Question

I have a date with the format Sun May 11,2014. How can I convert it to 2014-05-11 using JavaScript?

function taskDate(dateMilli) {
    var d = (new Date(dateMilli) + '').split(' ');
    d[2] = d[2] + ',';

    return [d[0], d[1], d[2], d[3]].join(' ');
}

var datemilli = Date.parse('Sun May 11,2014');
console.log(taskDate(datemilli));

The code above gives me the same date format, sun may 11,2014. How can I fix this?

2020/08/25
1
426
8/25/2020 9:52:06 PM

Accepted Answer

You can do:

function formatDate(date) {
    var d = new Date(date),
        month = '' + (d.getMonth() + 1),
        day = '' + d.getDate(),
        year = d.getFullYear();

    if (month.length < 2) 
        month = '0' + month;
    if (day.length < 2) 
        day = '0' + day;

    return [year, month, day].join('-');
}

Usage example:

alert(formatDate('Sun May 11,2014'));

Output:

2014-05-11

Demo on JSFiddle: http://jsfiddle.net/abdulrauf6182012/2Frm3/

2019/09/07
565
9/7/2019 12:39:44 PM


I use this way to get the date in format yyyy-mm-dd :)

var todayDate = new Date().toISOString().slice(0,10);
2016/07/01

The simplest way to convert your date to the yyyy-mm-dd format, is to do this:

var date = new Date("Sun May 11,2014");
var dateString = new Date(date.getTime() - (date.getTimezoneOffset() * 60000 ))
                    .toISOString()
                    .split("T")[0];

How it works:

  • new Date("Sun May 11,2014") converts the string "Sun May 11,2014" to a date object that represents the time Sun May 11 2014 00:00:00 in a timezone based on current locale (host system settings)
  • new Date(date.getTime() - (date.getTimezoneOffset() * 60000 )) converts your date to a date object that corresponds with the time Sun May 11 2014 00:00:00 in UTC (standard time) by subtracting the time zone offset
  • .toISOString() converts the date object to an ISO 8601 string 2014-05-11T00:00:00.000Z
  • .split("T") splits the string to array ["2014-05-11", "00:00:00.000Z"]
  • [0] takes the first element of that array

Demo

var date = new Date("Sun May 11,2014");
var dateString = new Date(date.getTime() - (date.getTimezoneOffset() * 60000 ))
                    .toISOString()
                    .split("T")[0];

console.log(dateString);

2019/09/07

format = function date2str(x, y) {
    var z = {
        M: x.getMonth() + 1,
        d: x.getDate(),
        h: x.getHours(),
        m: x.getMinutes(),
        s: x.getSeconds()
    };
    y = y.replace(/(M+|d+|h+|m+|s+)/g, function(v) {
        return ((v.length > 1 ? "0" : "") + eval('z.' + v.slice(-1))).slice(-2)
    });

    return y.replace(/(y+)/g, function(v) {
        return x.getFullYear().toString().slice(-v.length)
    });
}

Result:

format(new Date('Sun May 11,2014'), 'yyyy-MM-dd')
"2014-05-11
2019/09/07

A combination of some of the answers:

var d = new Date(date);
date = [
  d.getFullYear(),
  ('0' + (d.getMonth() + 1)).slice(-2),
  ('0' + d.getDate()).slice(-2)
].join('-');
2015/12/15

If you don't have anything against using libraries, you could just use the Moments.js library like so:

var now = new Date();
var dateString = moment(now).format('YYYY-MM-DD');

var dateStringWithTime = moment(now).format('YYYY-MM-DD HH:mm:ss');
<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/moment.js/2.18.1/moment.min.js"></script>

2019/09/07