I need to parse a date in the “it” locale with momentjs, and I’m doing this
import moment from 'moment'; import 'moment/locale/it'; moment.locale("it"); let d = "20/12/2018"; // 20 dec 2018 let mm = moment(d); console.log(mm.format("DD MM YYYY"));
What I get is “invalid date” and I don’t understand why. Can you help me?
Using the “en” locale (with the date written as 12/20/2018) all is ok
The below snippet will accomplish what you want. It takes moment’s date format for a given local and passes it to the constructor when creating a moment.
With that said, the comments above raise a lot of good points and this is not a reliable way to be handling dates.
For example, if someone in Italy entered a date string in the en
MM/DD/YYYY format this would break
let localeFormat = moment.localeData('it').longDateFormat('L'); console.log(localeFormat) // DD/MM/YYYY let d = "20/12/2018"; // 20 dec 2018 let mm = moment(d, localeFormat); console.log(mm.format("DD MM YYYY"));