Anthony Mayfield Anthony Mayfield - 6 months ago 29
Node.js Question

How to store mongoose value as a date?

Everytime I save a date in Mongoose it ends up as a string.

let newDate = new Date().toISOString();

let thing = await Thing.findOne({});

things.details.expirationDate = newDate;


I can confirm that in the database it is recognized as a string and not a date object.

How do I save this value on a date object?
is a mixed schema type.


The method .toISOString() creates a string from the given date in the format


and then that string is stored in the database, not an object

To store a date object, you can simply do

let newDate = new Date();

and Moongose should do the type conversion between javascripts Date object and the ISODate generally used by MongoDB.