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Moment.js moment().diff() Function

  • Last Updated : 29 Jul, 2020

The moment().diff() function is used to get the difference in milliseconds of given dates which are passed as parameter to this function.

Syntax:

moment().diff(Moment|String|Number|Date|Array, String, Boolean);

Parameters: This function has two parameters, first one is the date of type Moment|String|Number|Date|Array and second parameter is an optional parameter of boolean type which is used to get floating numbers as result instead of integer.

Return Value: This function returns the date in milliseconds.

Installation of moment module:

  1. You can visit the link to Install moment module. You can install this package by using this command.
    npm install moment
  2. After installing the moment module, you can check your moment version in command prompt using the command.
    npm version moment
  3. After that, you can just create a folder and add a file for example, index.js as shown below.

Example 1: Filename: index.js




// Requiring the module
const moment = require('moment');
  
var dateOne = moment([2019, 03, 17]);
var dateTwo = moment([2001, 10, 28]);
  
// Function call
var result = dateOne.diff(dateTwo, 'days'
  
console.log("No of Days:", result)

Steps to run the program:

  1. The project structure will look like this:
  2. Run index.js file using below command:
    node index.js

    Output:

    No of Days: 6349
    

Example 2: Filename: index.js




// Requiring the module
const moment = require('moment');
   
function getYearDiff(dateOne, dateTwo) {
   return dateOne.diff(dateTwo, 'years', true);
}
   
// Function call
var result = getYearDiff(moment([2019, 11, 
    30]), moment([2001, 2, 17]));
  
console.log("No of years difference:", result)

Steps to run the program:

  1. The project structure will look like this:
  2. Run index.js file using below command:
    node index.js

    Output:

    No of years difference: 18.78611111111111
    

Reference: https://momentjs.com/docs/#/displaying/difference/


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