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Node.js Date.format() API

  • Last Updated : 12 Mar, 2021

The date-and-time.Date.format() is a minimalist collection of functions for manipulating JS date and time module which is used to format the date according to a certain pattern. 

Required Module: Install the module by npm or used it locally.

  • By using npm.
npm install date-and-time --save
  • By using CDN link.
<script src="/path/to/date-and-time.min.js"></script>

Syntax:

format(dateObj, formatString[, utc])

Parameters: This method takes the following arguments as parameters:

  • dateObj: It is the object of the date.
  • formatString: It is the new string format in which date will be shown.

Return Value: This method returns formatted date and time.



Example 1:

index.js




// Node.js program to demonstrate the  
// Date.format() method
  
// Importing module
const date = require('date-and-time')
  
// Creating object of current date and time 
// by using Date() 
const now  =  new Date();
  
// Formating the date and time
// by using date.format() method
const value = date.format(now,'YYYY/MM/DD HH:mm:ss');
  
// Display the result
console.log("current date and time : " + value)

Run the index.js file using the following command:

node index.js

Output:

current date and time : 2021/03/07 12:13:46

Example 2:

index.js




// Node.js program to demonstrate the  
// Date.format() method
  
// Importing module
const date = require('date-and-time')
  
// Formatting the date and time
// by using date.format() method
const value = date.format((new Date('December 17, 1995 03:24:00')),
  'YYYY/MM/DD HH:mm:ss');
  
// Display the result
console.log("date and time : " + value)

Run the index.js file using the following command:

node index.js

Output:

date and time : 1995/12/17 03:24:00

Reference: https://github.com/knowledgecode/date-and-time




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