ganjan ganjan - 4 months ago 34
TypeScript Question

Adding days to Date in javascript / typescript gives completely wrong date

I have this very simple code, and it works sometimes but other times it gives the complete wrong date:

addDays(date: Date, days: number): Date {
console.log('adding ' + days + ' days');
console.log(date);
date.setDate(date.getDate() + days);
console.log(date);
return date;
}


Here is an example of the output:

Works!

adding 7 days
error-chart.component.ts:118 Tue Aug 02 2016 00:00:00 GMT+0200 (Vest-Europa (sommertid))
error-chart.component.ts:120 Tue Aug 09 2016 00:00:00 GMT+0200 (Vest-Europa (sommertid))


Stops working:

adding 14 days
error-chart.component.ts:118 Tue Aug 02 2016 00:00:00 GMT+0200 (Vest-Europa (sommertid))
error-chart.component.ts:120 Thu Mar 02 2017 00:00:00 GMT+0100 (Vest-Europa (normaltid))


somehow jumps 2 years

adding 14 days
error-chart.component.ts:118 Thu Jul 07 2016 00:00:00 GMT+0200 (Vest-Europa (sommertid))
error-chart.component.ts:120 Thu Jun 14 2018 00:00:00 GMT+0200 (Vest-Europa (sommertid))


now 4 years!

adding 14 days
error-chart.component.ts:118 Thu Jun 14 2018 00:00:00 GMT+0200 (Vest-Europa (sommertid))
error-chart.component.ts:120 Thu Apr 14 2022 00:00:00 GMT+0200 (Vest-Europa (sommertid))

Answer

You have a problem with types. If days is 14, then it will yield 16th August correctly. However, if days is "14", then it will yield 2nd of March.

Solution:

  addDays(date: Date, days: number): Date {
    console.log('adding ' + days + ' days');
    console.log(date);
    date.setDate(date.getDate() + parseInt(days));
    console.log(date);
    return date;
  }
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