Thursday, November 26, 2009

Javascript Date Validation / Comparison

User enters two dates, say start date and end date, then we need to alert him if the start date is greater than end date.

Assume we are getting the date to the input field using a datepicker.

First we have to convert the string into Date() object using
var dObj = new Date(year, month, date); (also note: the month value range from 0 to 11)
and we can compare the dates.

var x = document.formName;

//assume the date format is YYYY/MM/DD
var sDate1 = x.start_date.value;
var sDate = new Date(sDate1.split('/')[0], parseInt((sDate1.split('/')[1])-1), sDate1.split('/')[2]);
var eDate1 = x.end_date.value;
var eDate = new Date(eDate1.split('/')[0], parseInt((eDate1.split('/')[1])-1), eDate1.split('/')[2]);
if(eDate >= sDate)
    alert("End date is greater than start date; please try again....");
    return false;


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