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JavaScript Date toISOString() Method

  • Last Updated : 21 Jul, 2021

Below is the example of Date toISOString() method.

  • Example:




    <script>
       // Here a date has been assigned
       // while creating Date object
       var dateobj = 
       new Date('October 15, 1996 05:35:32');
      
       // Contents of above date object is converted
       // into a string using toISOString() function.
       var B = dateobj.toISOString();
      
       // Printing the converted string.
       document.write(B);
    </script>
  • Output:
    1996-10-15T00:05:32.000Z

The date.toISOString() method is used to convert the given date object’s contents into a string in ISO format (ISO 8601) i.e, in the form of (YYYY-MM-DDTHH:mm:ss.sssZ or ±YYYYYY-MM-DDTHH:mm:ss.sssZ).The date object is created using date() constructor.

Syntax:

dateObj.toISOString()

Parameters: This method does not take any parameter. It is just used along with a Date object created using Date() constructor.

Return Values: It returns the converted string of Date() constructor contents into ISO format (ISO 8601).



Note: The DateObj is a valid Date object created using Date() conctructor.
More codes for the above method are as follows:

Program 1: Here nothing as a parameter is passed while creating date object but still toISOString() method return current day name, month name, date, year, and time.




<script>
   // Here nothing has been assigned
   // while creating Date object
   var dateobj = new Date();
  
   // Contents of above date object is
   // converted into a string using toISOString() method.
   var B = dateobj.toISOString();
  
   // Printing the converted string.
   document.write(B);
</script>

Output:

2018-04-23T10:26:00.996Z

Program 2: Here we will pass a date object toISOString() method return day name, month name, date, year, and time.




<script>
    // Here nothing has been assigned
    // while creating Date object
    var dateobj = 
    new Date('October 13, 1996 05:35:32 GMT-3:00');
  
    // Contents of above date object is
    // converted into a string using toISOString() method.
    var B = dateobj.toISOString();
  
    // Printing the converted string.
    document.write(B);
</script>                    

Output:

1996-10-13T08:35:32.000Z

Note: Months, Dates, hours, minutes, seconds, milliseconds should all be in their respective range of 0 to 11, 1 to 31, 0 to 23, 0 to 59, 0 to 59, 0 to 999 respectively.

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

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer 9.0
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari

JavaScript is best known for web page development but it is also used in a variety of non-browser environments. You can learn JavaScript from the ground up by following this JavaScript Tutorial and JavaScript Examples.




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