Michael Joseph Aubry Michael Joseph Aubry - 4 months ago 7
Javascript Question

Moment not formatting this date May 04, 2016

The server is giving me a date format like this

May 04, 2016

var month = moment('May 04, 2016', 'MM-DD-YYYY').format('M')

Gives me
, obviously May should be
, it's giving me the day it seems, and not the month.

How do I format the date the server gives me to determine the month using moment.js?


Not really sure why I am downvoted I actually tried the answer below and still get

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When you give moment two string arguments, the documentation says the second is meant to be the format of the first. MM-DD-YYYY is not the format of May 04, 2016. The format of May 04, 2016 would be MMM DD, YYYY:

console.log(moment("May 04, 2016", "MMM DD, YYYY").format("M"));
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