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How to convert dd/mm/yyyy string into JavaScript Date object?

How to convert a date in format 23/10/2015 into a JavaScript Date format:

Fri Oct 23 2015 15:24:53 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)


MM/DD/YYYY format

If you have the MM/DD/YYYY format which is default for JavaScript, you can simply pass your string to Date(string) constructor. It will parse it for you.

var dateString = "10/23/2015"; // Oct 23

var dateObject = new Date(dateString);

document.body.innerHTML = dateObject.toString();

DD/MM/YYYY format – manually

If you work with this format, then you can split the date in order to get day, month and year separately and then use it in another constructor – Date(year, month, day):

var dateString = "23/10/2015"; // Oct 23

var dateParts = dateString.split("/");

// month is 0-based, that's why we need dataParts[1] - 1
var dateObject = new Date(+dateParts[2], dateParts[1] - 1, +dateParts[0]); 

document.body.innerHTML = dateObject.toString();

For more information, you can read article about Date at Mozilla Developer Network.

DD/MM/YYYY – using moment.js library

Alternatively, you can use moment.js library, which is probably the most popular library to parse and operate with date and time in JavaScript:

var dateString = "23/10/2015"; // Oct 23

var dateMomentObject = moment(dateString, "DD/MM/YYYY"); // 1st argument - string, 2nd argument - format
var dateObject = dateMomentObject.toDate(); // convert moment.js object to Date object

document.body.innerHTML = dateObject.toString();
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In all three examples dateObject variable contains an object of type Date, which represents a moment in time and can be further converted to any string format.