JavaScript parse date

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JavaScript parse date

JavaScript parse date


In this section, you will learn how to parse the date in JavaScript.

JavaScript provides the function parse() that takes a date in string format and returns the equivalent number of milliseconds elapsed since 1 Jan 1970. In the given example we have passed date March 7, 2009 to the method parse() which returns the number of milliseconds since January 1, 1970 to March 7, 2009.

Here is the code:

<h2>Parse Date</h2>
<script type="text/javascript">
var parseCurrentDate = Date.parse("March 7, 2009");
document.write("The number of milliseconds since 01/01/1970 to 07/03/2009 : "+parseCurrentDate);

Output will be displayed as:

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