How do I get Month and Date of JavaScript in 2 digit format?

How do I get Month and Date of JavaScript in 2 digit format?

When we call getMonth() and getDate() on date object, we will get the single digit number.
For example :
For january, it displays 1, but I need to display it as 01. How to do that?

Solutions/Answers:

Solution 1:

("0" + this.getDate()).slice(-2)

for the date, and similar:

("0" + (this.getMonth() + 1)).slice(-2)

for the month.

Solution 2:

If you want a format like “YYYY-MM-DDTHH:mm:ss”, then this might be quicker:

var date = new Date().toISOString().substr(0, 19);
// toISOString() will give you YYYY-MM-DDTHH:mm:ss.sssZ

Or the commonly used MySQL datetime format “YYYY-MM-DD HH:mm:ss”:

var date2 = new Date().toISOString().substr(0, 19).replace('T', ' ');

I hope this helps

Solution 3:

Example for month:

function getMonth(date) {
  var month = date.getMonth() + 1;
  return month < 10 ? '0' + month : '' + month; // ('' + month) for string result
}  

You can also extend Date object with such function:

Date.prototype.getMonthFormatted = function() {
  var month = this.getMonth() + 1;
  return month < 10 ? '0' + month : '' + month; // ('' + month) for string result
}

Solution 4:

The best way to do this is to create your own simple formatter (as below):

getDate() returns the day of the month (from 1-31)
getMonth() returns the month (from 0-11) < zero-based, 0=January, 11=December
getFullYear() returns the year (four digits) < don’t use getYear()

function formatDateToString(date){
   // 01, 02, 03, ... 29, 30, 31
   var dd = (date.getDate() < 10 ? '0' : '') + date.getDate();
   // 01, 02, 03, ... 10, 11, 12
   var MM = ((date.getMonth() + 1) < 10 ? '0' : '') + (date.getMonth() + 1);
   // 1970, 1971, ... 2015, 2016, ...
   var yyyy = date.getFullYear();

   // create the format you want
   return (dd + "-" + MM + "-" + yyyy);
}

Solution 5:

Why not use padStart ?

var d = new Date();
d.getMonth().toString().padStart(2, "0");
d.getDate().toString().padStart(2, "0");

This will always return 2 digit numbers even if the month or day is less than 10 e.g. September 6th will return 09 and 06 respectively.

Solution 6:

The following is used to convert db2 date format
i.e YYYY-MM-DD using ternary operator

var currentDate = new Date();
var twoDigitMonth=((currentDate.getMonth()+1)>=10)? (currentDate.getMonth()+1) : '0' + (currentDate.getMonth()+1);  
var twoDigitDate=((currentDate.getDate())>=10)? (currentDate.getDate()) : '0' + (currentDate.getDate());
var createdDateTo = currentDate.getFullYear() + "-" + twoDigitMonth + "-" + twoDigitDate; 
alert(createdDateTo);