Dave Dave - 22 days ago 6
jQuery Question

momentJS date string add 5 days

i have a start date string "20.03.2014" and i want to add 5 days to this with moment.js but i don't get the new date "25.03.2014" in the alert window.

here my jquery Code:

startdate = "20.03.2014";
var new_date = moment(startdate, "DD-MM-YYYY").add("DD-MM-YYYY", 5);

alert(new_date);


here my jsfiddle: http://jsfiddle.net/jbgUt/1/

How can i solve this ?

I like this string format "25.03.2014"

Hope someone can help me.

Answer

UPDATED: January 19, 2016

As of moment 2.8.4 - use .add(5, 'd') (or .add(5, 'days')) instead of .add('d', 5)

var new_date = moment(startdate, "DD-MM-YYYY").add(5, 'days');

Thanks @Bala for the information.

UPDATED: March 21, 2014

This is what you'd have to do to get that format.

Here's an updated fiddle

startdate = "20.03.2014";
var new_date = moment(startdate, "DD-MM-YYYY").add('days', 5);

var day = new_date.format('DD');
var month = new_date.format('MM');
var year = new_date.format('YYYY');

alert(day + '.' + month + '.' + year);

ORIGINAL: March 20, 2014

You're not telling it how/what unit to add. Use -

 var new_date = moment(startdate, "DD-MM-YYYY").add('days', 5);