JavaScript Program to Convert Date to Number

In this example, you will learn to write a JavaScript program that will convert a date to number.

To understand this example, you should have the knowledge of the following JavaScript programming topics:


Example: Convert Date to Number

// program to convert date to number
// create date
const d1 = new Date();
console.log(d1);

// converting to number
const result = d1.getTime();
console.log(result);

Output

Mon Nov 09 2020 10:52:32 GMT+0545 (Nepal Time)
1604898452084

In the above example, the new Date() constructor is used to create a date object.

The new Date() gives the current date and time.

const d1 = new Date();
console.log(d1); // Mon Nov 09 2020 10:52:32 GMT+0545 (Nepal Time)

To convert the name to the number, we use the getTime() method.

The getTime() method returns the number of milliseconds from midnight of January 1, 1970 (EcmaScript epoch) to the specified date.

const d1 = new Date().getTime();
console.log(d1); // 1604898452084