Supreet Supreet - 5 months ago 19
Javascript Question

regular expression to validate datetime format (MM/DD/YYYY)

I am trying to validate datetime format MM/DD/YYYY.Here is the code i am trying please help.

function ValidateDate(testdate) {
var Status
var reg = /^(((0[1-9]|[12]\d|3[01])\/(0[13578]|1[02])\/((19|[2-9]\d)\d{2}))|((0[1-9]|[12]\d|30)\/(0[13456789]|1[012])\/((19|[2-9]\d)\d{2}))|((0[1-9]|1\d|2[0-8])\/02\/((19|[2-9]\d)\d{2}))|(29\/02\/((1[6-9]|[2-9]\d)(0[48]|[2468][048]|[13579][26])|((16|[2468][048]|[3579][26])00))))$/g;
if (!reg.test(testdate)) {
Status = false;
}
return Status;
}

Answer

Try your regex with a tool like http://jsregex.com/ (There is many) or better, a unit test.

For a naive validation:

function validateDate(testdate) {
    var date_regex = /^\d{2}\/\d{2}\/\d{4}$/ ;
    return date_regex.test(testdate);
}

In your case, to validate (MM/DD/YYYY), with a year between 1900 and 2099, I'll write it like that:

function validateDate(testdate) {
    var date_regex = /^(0[1-9]|1[0-2])\/(0[1-9]|1\d|2\d|3[01])\/(19|20)\d{2}$/ ;
    return date_regex.test(testdate);
}