Easiest way to convert month name to month number in JS ? (Jan = 01)

Just want to covert Jan to 01 (date format)

I can use array() but looking for another way...

Any suggestion?

Answers:

Answer

Just for fun I did this:

function getMonthFromString(mon){
   return new Date(Date.parse(mon +" 1, 2012")).getMonth()+1
}

Bonus: it also supports full month names :-D Or the new improved version that simply returns -1 - change it to throw the exception if you want (instead of returning -1):

function getMonthFromString(mon){

   var d = Date.parse(mon + "1, 2012");
   if(!isNaN(d)){
      return new Date(d).getMonth() + 1;
   }
   return -1;
 }

Sry for all the edits - getting ahead of myself

Answer

Another way;

alert( "JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec".indexOf("Jun") / 3 + 1 );
Answer

One more way to do the same

month1 = month1.toLowerCase();
var months = ["jan", "feb", "mar", "apr", "may", "jun", "jul", "aug", "sep", "oct", "nov", "dec"];
month1 = months.indexOf(month1);
Answer

I usually used to make a function:

function getMonth(monthStr){
    return new Date(monthStr+'-1-01').getMonth()+1
}

And call it like :

getMonth('Jan');
getMonth('Feb');
getMonth('Dec');
Answer

If you are using moment.js:

moment().month("Jan").format("M");
Answer
var monthNames = ['Jan', 'Feb', 'Mar', 'Apr', 'May', 'Jun', 'Jul', 'Aug', 'Sep', 'Oct', 'Nov', 'Dec'];

then just call monthNames[1] that will be Feb

So you can always make something like

  monthNumber = "5";
  jQuery('#element').text(monthNames[monthNumber])
Answer

Here is a modified version of the chosen answer:

getMonth("Feb")
function getMonth(month) {
  d = new Date().toString().split(" ")
  d[1] = month
  d = new Date(d.join(' ')).getMonth()+1
  if(!isNaN(d)) {
    return d
  }
  return -1;
}
Answer

Here is another way :

var currentMonth = 1
var months = ["ENE", "FEB", "MAR", "APR", "MAY", "JUN", 
              "JUL", "AGO", "SEP", "OCT", "NOV", "DIC"];

console.log(months[currentMonth - 1]);
Answer

Here is a simple one liner function

//ECHMA5
function GetMonth(anyDate) { 
   return 'Jan,Feb,Mar,Apr,May,Jun,Jul,Aug,Sep,Oct,Nov,Dec'.split(',')[anyDate.getMonth()];
 }
//
// ECMA6
var GetMonth = (anyDate) => 'Jan,Feb,Mar,Apr,May,Jun,Jul,Aug,Sep,Oct,Nov,Dec'.split(',')[anyDate.getMonth()];
Answer

If you don't want an array then how about an object?

var months = {
    'Jan' : '01',
    'Feb' : '02',
    'Mar' : '03',
    'Apr' : '04',
    'May' : '05',
    'Jun' : '06',
    'Jul' : '07',
    'Aug' : '08',
    'Sep' : '09',
    'Oct' : '10',
    'Nov' : '11',
    'Dec' : '12'
}
Answer
function getMonthDays(MonthYear) {
  var months = [
    'January',
    'February',
    'March',
    'April',
    'May',
    'June',
    'July',
    'August',
    'September',
    'October',
    'November',
    'December'
  ];

  var Value=MonthYear.split(" ");      
  var month = (months.indexOf(Value[0]) + 1);      
  return new Date(Value[1], month, 0).getDate();
}

console.log(getMonthDays("March 2011"));

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