Javascript format date / time [duplicate]

I need to change a date/time from 2014-08-20 15:30:00 to look like 08/20/2014 3:30 pm

Can this be done using javascript's Date object?

Answers:

Answer

Yes, you can use the native javascript Date() object and its methods.

For instance you can create a function like:

function formatDate(date) {
  var hours = date.getHours();
  var minutes = date.getMinutes();
  var ampm = hours >= 12 ? 'pm' : 'am';
  hours = hours % 12;
  hours = hours ? hours : 12; // the hour '0' should be '12'
  minutes = minutes < 10 ? '0'+minutes : minutes;
  var strTime = hours + ':' + minutes + ' ' + ampm;
  return date.getMonth()+1 + "/" + date.getDate() + "/" + date.getFullYear() + "  " + strTime;
}

var d = new Date();
var e = formatDate(d);

alert(e);

And display also the am / pm and the correct time.

Remember to use getFullYear() method and not getYear() because it has been deprecated.

DEMO http://jsfiddle.net/a_incarnati/kqo10jLb/4/

Answer

Please do not reinvent the wheel. There are many open-source & COTS solutions that already exist to solve this problem.

Please take a look at the following JavaScript libraries:


Demo

I wrote a one-liner using Moment.js below. You can check out the demo here: JSFiddle.

moment('2014-08-20 15:30:00').format('MM/DD/YYYY h:mm a'); // 08/20/2014 3:30 pm
Answer

For the date part:(month is 0-indexed while days are 1-indexed)

var date = new Date('2014-8-20');
console.log((date.getMonth()+1) + '/' + date.getDate() + '/' +  date.getFullYear());

for the time you'll want to create a function to test different situations and convert.

Answer

You can do that:

function formatAMPM(date) { // This is to display 12 hour format like you asked
  var hours = date.getHours();
  var minutes = date.getMinutes();
  var ampm = hours >= 12 ? 'pm' : 'am';
  hours = hours % 12;
  hours = hours ? hours : 12; // the hour '0' should be '12'
  minutes = minutes < 10 ? '0'+minutes : minutes;
  var strTime = hours + ':' + minutes + ' ' + ampm;
  return strTime;
}

var myDate = new Date();
var displayDate = myDate.getMonth()+ '/' +myDate.getDate()+ '/' +myDate.getFullYear()+ ' ' +formatAMPM(myDate);
console.log(displayDate);

Fiddle

Answer

I don't think that can be done RELIABLY with built in methods on the native Date object. The toLocaleString method gets close, but if I am remembering correctly, it won't work correctly in IE < 10. If you are able to use a library for this task, MomentJS is a really amazing library; and it makes working with dates and times easy. Otherwise, I think you will have to write a basic function to give you the format that you are after.

function formatDate(date) {
    var year = date.getFullYear(),
        month = date.getMonth() + 1, // months are zero indexed
        day = date.getDate(),
        hour = date.getHours(),
        minute = date.getMinutes(),
        second = date.getSeconds(),
        hourFormatted = hour % 12 || 12, // hour returned in 24 hour format
        minuteFormatted = minute < 10 ? "0" + minute : minute,
        morning = hour < 12 ? "am" : "pm";

    return month + "/" + day + "/" + year + " " + hourFormatted + ":" +
            minuteFormatted + morning;
}

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