Convert JS date time to MySQL datetime

Convert JS date time to MySQL datetime

Does anyone know how to convert JS dateTime to MySQL datetime? Also is there a way to add a specific number of minutes to JS datetime and then pass it to MySQL datetime?

Solutions/Answers:

Solution 1:

While JS does possess enough basic tools to do this, it’s pretty clunky.

/**
 * You first need to create a formatting function to pad numbers to two digits…
 **/
function twoDigits(d) {
    if(0 <= d && d < 10) return "0" + d.toString();
    if(-10 < d && d < 0) return "-0" + (-1*d).toString();
    return d.toString();
}

/**
 * …and then create the method to output the date string as desired.
 * Some people hate using prototypes this way, but if you are going
 * to apply this to more than one Date object, having it as a prototype
 * makes sense.
 **/
Date.prototype.toMysqlFormat = function() {
    return this.getUTCFullYear() + "-" + twoDigits(1 + this.getUTCMonth()) + "-" + twoDigits(this.getUTCDate()) + " " + twoDigits(this.getUTCHours()) + ":" + twoDigits(this.getUTCMinutes()) + ":" + twoDigits(this.getUTCSeconds());
};

Solution 2:

var date;
date = new Date();
date = date.getUTCFullYear() + '-' +
    ('00' + (date.getUTCMonth()+1)).slice(-2) + '-' +
    ('00' + date.getUTCDate()).slice(-2) + ' ' + 
    ('00' + date.getUTCHours()).slice(-2) + ':' + 
    ('00' + date.getUTCMinutes()).slice(-2) + ':' + 
    ('00' + date.getUTCSeconds()).slice(-2);
console.log(date);

or even shorter:

new Date().toISOString().slice(0, 19).replace('T', ' ');

Output:

2012-06-22 05:40:06

For more advanced use cases, including controlling the timezone, consider using http://momentjs.com/:

require('moment')().format('YYYY-MM-DD HH:mm:ss');

For a lightweight alternative to , consider https://github.com/taylorhakes/fecha

require('fecha').format('YYYY-MM-DD HH:mm:ss')

Solution 3:

I think the solution can be less clunky by using method toISOString(), it has a wide browser compatibility.

So your expression will be a one-liner:

new Date().toISOString().slice(0, 19).replace('T', ' ');

The generated output:

“2017-06-29 17:54:04”

Solution 4:

For arbitrary date string,

// Your default date object  
var starttime = new Date();
// Get the iso time (GMT 0 == UTC 0)
var isotime = new Date((new Date(starttime)).toISOString() );
// getTime() is the unix time value, in milliseconds.
// getTimezoneOffset() is UTC time and local time in minutes.
// 60000 = 60*1000 converts getTimezoneOffset() from minutes to milliseconds. 
var fixedtime = new Date(isotime.getTime()-(starttime.getTimezoneOffset()*60000));
// toISOString() is always 24 characters long: YYYY-MM-DDTHH:mm:ss.sssZ.
// .slice(0, 19) removes the last 5 chars, ".sssZ",which is (UTC offset).
// .replace('T', ' ') removes the pad between the date and time.
var formatedMysqlString = fixedtime.toISOString().slice(0, 19).replace('T', ' ');
console.log( formatedMysqlString );

Or a single line solution,

var formatedMysqlString = (new Date ((new Date((new Date(new Date())).toISOString() )).getTime() - ((new Date()).getTimezoneOffset()*60000))).toISOString().slice(0, 19).replace('T', ' ');
console.log( formatedMysqlString );

This solution also works for Node.js when using Timestamp in mysql.

@Gajus Kuizinas’s first answer seems to modify mozilla’s toISOString prototype

Solution 5:

var datetme = new Date().toLocaleString();

you can send this in params its will work.

Solution 6:

The venerable DateJS library has a formatting routine (it overrides “.toString()”). You could also do one yourself pretty easily because the “Date” methods give you all the numbers you need.