Convert Returned String (YYYYMMDD) to Date
I have a string that contains 8 digits that represent a date. For example:
I'd like to compare it with today's date, created in this manner:
var currentDate = new Date();
How can I convert the "8 digit date string" to a suitable date format in order to compare it to currentDate?
Use the substring method and substring off 4 elements and assign it to your new date for the year. Then substring off two elements at a time and store the month and date accordingly.
var dateString = "20120515"; var year = dateString.substring(0,4); var month = dateString.substring(4,6); var day = dateString.substring(6,8); var date = new Date(year, month-1, day); var currentDate = new Date();
Now you can compare the two dates with the normal operators.