chobo2 chobo2 - 6 months ago 17
Javascript Question

Get difference between 2 dates in javascript?

How do I get the difference between 2 dates in full days (I don't want any fractions of a day)

var date1 = new Date('7/11/2010');
var date2 = new Date('12/12/2010');
var diffDays = date2.getDate() - date1.getDate();
alert(diffDays)


I tried the above but this did not work.

TNi TNi
Answer

Here is one way:

var date1 = new Date("7/13/2010");
var date2 = new Date("12/15/2010");
var timeDiff = Math.abs(date2.getTime() - date1.getTime());
var diffDays = Math.ceil(timeDiff / (1000 * 3600 * 24)); 
alert(diffDays);

Observe that we need to enclose the date in quotes. The rest of the code gets the time difference in milliseconds and then divides to get the number of days. Date expects mm/dd/yyyy format.

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