georgevich georgevich - 7 months ago 23
Javascript Question

Timestamp to human readable format

Well I have a strange problem while convert from unix timestamp to human representation using javascript

Here is timestamp

1301090400


This is my javascript

var date = new Date(timestamp * 1000);
var year = date.getFullYear();
var month = date.getMonth();
var day = date.getDay();
var hour = date.getHours();
var minute = date.getMinutes();
var seconds = date.getSeconds();


I expected results to be 2011 2, 25 22 00 00. But it is 2011, 2, 6, 0, 0, 0
What I miss ?

Answer

getDay() returns the day of the week. To get the date, use date.getDate(). getMonth() retrieves the month, but month is zero based, so using getMonth()+1 should give you the right month. Time value seems to be ok here, albeit the hour is 23 here (GMT+1). If you want universal values, add UTC to the methods (e.g. date.getUTCFullYear(), date.getUTCHours())

var timestamp = 1301090400,
date = new Date(timestamp * 1000),
datevalues = [
   date.getFullYear(),
   date.getMonth()+1,
   date.getDate(),
   date.getHours(),
   date.getMinutes(),
   date.getSeconds(),
];
alert(datevalues); //=> [2011, 3, 25, 23, 0, 0]