JavaScript Program to Convert Date to Number

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