MrBuggy MrBuggy - 1 month ago 12
AngularJS Question

Check if current date / time match with defined timespans

Hi I've got follow code:

angular.module("myApp", []).controller("myController", function($scope) {

$scope.setCurrentTimespan = function() {

$scope.timespanList = [{
id: 1,
name: 'morning',
startDate: '19.09.2016 06:00',
endDate: '19.09.2016 11:59'
}, {
id: 2,
name: 'noon',
startDate: '19.09.2016 12:00',
endDate: '19.09.2016 13:29'
}, {
id: 3,
name: 'afternoon',
startDate: '19.09.2016 13:30',
endDate: '19.09.2016 18:29'
}, {
id: 4,
name: 'evening',
startDate: '19.09.2016 18:30',
endDate: '19.09.2016 23:59'
}, {
id: 5,
name: 'night',
startDate: '20.09.2016 00:00',
endDate: '20.09.2016 05:59'

<script src=""></script>

<div ng-app="myApp" ng-controller="myController">
<select ng-options="option as for option in timespanList" ng-model="currentOption"></select>

I've got from the backend a object with items for my
. In this list there are some timespans like morning, noon, afternoon etc. This timespans have a startDate and an endDate, which also comes from the backend. For example, the timespan "morning" has follow startDate/endDate: [todays date] 06:00 / [todays date] 11:59. So what I want to do is, when I load the list and fill the
, I would like to select the item from the list, which matches with the current timestamp. So I have to get the current date and time for example: 19.09.2016 09:45 and than search in the list the item which is defined for this timestamp and select it in the list. So I have to check the startDate/endDate with the current date / time. This should happen when the list was loaded.

So the result for my local time (19.09.2016 09:45) at this moment would be morning.

Has someone an idea how to do this? I didn't find any answers which can help me...Thanks


I've found a perfect way to solve this problem: I found
, which solves my requirements. After including it into my web app I start to use the queries and functions from
to solve my problem. It works like this:

Get current timestamp (day, month, year, hour and minutes):

let currentTimestamp = moment(); //for example 19.09.2016 11:30

Than I loop throught my array with the timespans and parse the startDate/endDate with the
to my required
and then I can use the
to check, if my currentTimestamp is between the startDate/endDate of each item like this:

this.timespanList.forEach(function(item) {
let startDate = moment(item.startDate, 'DD.MM.YYYY HH:mm'); // for example 19.09.2016 06:00
let endDate= moment(item.endDate, 'DD.MM.YYYY HH:mm'); // for example 19.09.2016 11:59

if(moment(currentTimestamp).isBetween(startDate, endDate)) {
$scope.currentOption = item;

So if the condition of the looped item is true, I can set the right option in my list. Here are some links of
which describe, how to use it correcty - it's awesome!

moment.js docs:

moment.js parsing:

moment.js queries:

I hope this is usefull! An alternative solution from the answers which also would work is marked as correct. Thanks and cheers.


You can implement a custom filter to achieve this.

<select ng-options="option as for option in timespanList | momentFilter" ng-model="currentOption"></select>

            return function (object) {
                var array = [];
                angular.forEach(object, function (time) {
                        if(time.startDate.split(" ")[1] == '06:00' && time.endDate.split(" ")[1] == '11:59'){
                return array;

I have created a working plunker here.

Do little more work around to achieve this.