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  • Last Updated : 29 Nov, 2022
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The JavaScript Date getDate() method is used to fetch the date of a month from a given Date object.

Syntax: 

DateObj.getDate()

Parameter: This method does not take any parameter. It is just used along with a Date Object from which we want to fetch the date of the month.

Return values: It returns the date of the month for the given date. The date of the month is an integer value ranging from 1 to 31.

Note: The DateObj is a valid Date object created using Date() constructor from which we want to fetch date.

Below is an example of the Date getDate() method. 

Example 1: 

javascript




<script>
    // Here a date has been assigned
    // while creating Date object
    var dateobj = new Date('October 13, 1996 05:35:32');
     
    // date of the month from above Date Object is
    // being extracted using getDate()
    var B = dateobj.getDate();
     
    // Printing date of the month
    console.log(B);
</script>

Output: 

13

Example 2: The date of the month should lie between 1 to 31 because none of the months have a date greater than 31 that is why it returns NaN i.e, not a number because the date for the month does not exist. 

javascript




<script>
    // Here a date has been assigned
    // while creating Date object
    var dateobj = new Date('October 33, 1996 05:35:32');
     
    // date of the month given above date object
    // is being extracted using getDate().
    var B = dateobj.getDate();
     
    // Printing date of the month.
    console.log(B);
</script>

Output: 

NaN

Example 3: If date of the month is not given, by default it returns 1. It is an exceptional case. 

javascript




<script>
    // Here a date has been assigned
    // while creating Date object
    var dateobj = new Date('October 1996 05:35:32');
     
    // date of the month from above date object
    // is extracted using getDate()
    var B = dateobj.getDate();
     
    // Printing date of the month
     console.log(B);
</script>

Output: 

1

Example 4: If nothing as a parameter is given to the Date constructor, then the function returns the current date of the month. 

javascript




<script>
    // Creating Date Object
    var dateobj = new Date();
     
    // date of the month from above object
    // is being extracted using getDate().
    var B = dateobj.getDate();
      
    // Printing current date
    console.log(B);
</script>

Output: 

21(Today`s Date)

We have a complete list of Javascript Date Objects, to check those please go through this Javascript Date Object Complete reference article.

Supported Browsers: The browsers supported by JavaScript Date.getDate() method are listed below: 

  • Google Chrome 1 and above
  • Edge 12 and above
  • Firefox 1 and above
  • Internet Explorer 3 and above
  • Opera 3 and above
  • Safari 1 and above

We have a Cheat Sheet on Javascript where we covered all the important topics of Javascript to check those please go through Javascript Cheat Sheet-A Basic guide to JavaScript.


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