How to add number of days to today's date? [duplicate]


I need to be able to add 1, 2 , 5 or 10 days to today's date using jQuery.

You can use JavaScript, no jQuery required:

var someDate = new Date();
var numberOfDaysToAdd = 6;
someDate.setDate(someDate.getDate() + numberOfDaysToAdd); 

Formatting to dd/mm/yyyy :

var dd = someDate.getDate();
var mm = someDate.getMonth() + 1;
var y = someDate.getFullYear();

var someFormattedDate = dd + '/'+ mm + '/'+ y;

You could extend the javascript Date object like this

Date.prototype.addDays = function(days) {
    this.setDate(this.getDate() + parseInt(days));
    return this;
};

and in your javascript code you could call

var currentDate = new Date();
// to add 4 days to current date
currentDate.addDays(4);

Why not simply use

function addDays(theDate, days) {
    return new Date(theDate.getTime() + days*24*60*60*1000);
}

var newDate = addDays(new Date(), 5);

or -5 to remove 5 days


This is for 5 days:

var myDate = new Date(new Date().getTime()+(5*24*60*60*1000));

You don't need JQuery, you can do it in JavaScript, Hope you get it.


Moment.js

Install moment.js from here.

npm : $ npm i --save moment

Bower : $ bower install --save moment

Next,

var date = moment()
            .add(2,'d') //replace 2 with number of days you want to add
            .toDate(); //convert it to a Javascript Date Object if you like

Link Ref : http://momentjs.com/docs/#/manipulating/add/

Moment.js is an amazing Javascript library to manage Date objects and extremely light weight at 40kb.

Good Luck.


The prototype-solution from Krishna Chytanya is very nice, but needs a minor but important improvement. The days param must be parsed as Integer to avoid weird calculations when days is a String like "1". (I needed several hours to find out, what went wrong in my application.)

Date.prototype.addDays = function(days) {
    this.setDate(this.getDate() + parseInt(days));
    return this;
};

Even if you do not use this prototype function: Always be sure to have an Integer when using setDate().


The accepted answer here gave me unpredictable results, sometimes weirdly adding months and years.

The most reliable way I could find was found here Add days to Javascript Date object, and also increment month

var dayOffset = 20;
var millisecondOffset = dayOffset * 24 * 60 * 60 * 1000;
december.setTime(december.getTime() + millisecondOffset); 

EDIT: Even though it has worked for some people, I don't think it is entirely correct. I would recommend going with a more popular answer or using something like http://momentjs.com/



Pure JS solution, with date formatted YYYY-mm-dd format

var someDate = new Date('2014-05-14');
someDate.setDate(someDate.getDate() + 15); //number  of days to add, e.x. 15 days
var dateFormated = someDate.toISOString().substr(0,10);
console.log(dateFormated);


If the times in the Date are not needed, then you can simply use the date object's methods to extract the Month,Year and Day and add "n" number of days to the Day part.

var n=5; //number of days to add. 
var today=new Date(); //Today's Date
var requiredDate=new Date(today.getFullYear(),today.getMonth(),today.getDate()+n)

Ref:Mozilla Javascript GetDate

Edit: Ref: Mozilla JavaScript Date


Date.prototype.addDays = function(days)
{
    var dat = new Date(this.valueOf() + days * 24 * 60 * 60 * 1000 );
    return dat;
}

function addDays(n){
    var t = new Date();
    t.setDate(t.getDate() + n); 
    var month = "0"+(t.getMonth()+1);
    var date = "0"+t.getDate();
    month = month.slice(-2);
    date = date.slice(-2);
     var date = date +"/"+month +"/"+t.getFullYear();
    alert(date);
}

addDays(5);


You can use this library "Datejs open-source JavaScript Date Library".


I've found this to be a pain in javascript. Check out this link that helped me. Have you ever thought of extending the date object.

http://pristinecoder.com/Blog/post/javascript-formatting-date-in-javascript

/*
 * Date Format 1.2.3
 * (c) 2007-2009 Steven Levithan <stevenlevithan.com>
 * MIT license
 *
 * Includes enhancements by Scott Trenda <scott.trenda.net>
 * and Kris Kowal <cixar.com/~kris.kowal/>
 *
 * Accepts a date, a mask, or a date and a mask.
 * Returns a formatted version of the given date.
 * The date defaults to the current date/time.
 * The mask defaults to dateFormat.masks.default.
 */

var dateFormat = function () {
    var token = /d{1,4}|m{1,4}|yy(?:yy)?|([HhMsTt])\1?|[LloSZ]|"[^"]*"|'[^']*'/g,
        timezone = /\b(?:[PMCEA][SDP]T|(?:Pacific|Mountain|Central|Eastern|Atlantic) (?:Standard|Daylight|Prevailing) Time|(?:GMT|UTC)(?:[-+]\d{4})?)\b/g,
        timezoneClip = /[^-+\dA-Z]/g,
        pad = function (val, len) {
            val = String(val);
            len = len || 2;
            while (val.length < len) val = "0" + val;
            return val;
        };

    // Regexes and supporting functions are cached through closure
    return function (date, mask, utc) {
        var dF = dateFormat;

        // You can't provide utc if you skip other args (use the "UTC:" mask prefix)
        if (arguments.length == 1 && Object.prototype.toString.call(date) == "[object String]" && !/\d/.test(date)) {
            mask = date;
            date = undefined;
        }

        // Passing date through Date applies Date.parse, if necessary
        date = date ? new Date(date) : new Date;
        if (isNaN(date)) throw SyntaxError("invalid date");

        mask = String(dF.masks[mask] || mask || dF.masks["default"]);

        // Allow setting the utc argument via the mask
        if (mask.slice(0, 4) == "UTC:") {
            mask = mask.slice(4);
            utc = true;
        }

        var _ = utc ? "getUTC" : "get",
            d = date[_ + "Date"](),
            D = date[_ + "Day"](),
            m = date[_ + "Month"](),
            y = date[_ + "FullYear"](),
            H = date[_ + "Hours"](),
            M = date[_ + "Minutes"](),
            s = date[_ + "Seconds"](),
            L = date[_ + "Milliseconds"](),
            o = utc ? 0 : date.getTimezoneOffset(),
            flags = {
                d:    d,
                dd:   pad(d),
                ddd:  dF.i18n.dayNames[D],
                dddd: dF.i18n.dayNames[D + 7],
                m:    m + 1,
                mm:   pad(m + 1),
                mmm:  dF.i18n.monthNames[m],
                mmmm: dF.i18n.monthNames[m + 12],
                yy:   String(y).slice(2),
                yyyy: y,
                h:    H % 12 || 12,
                hh:   pad(H % 12 || 12),
                H:    H,
                HH:   pad(H),
                M:    M,
                MM:   pad(M),
                s:    s,
                ss:   pad(s),
                l:    pad(L, 3),
                L:    pad(L > 99 ? Math.round(L / 10) : L),
                t:    H < 12 ? "a"  : "p",
                tt:   H < 12 ? "am" : "pm",
                T:    H < 12 ? "A"  : "P",
                TT:   H < 12 ? "AM" : "PM",
                Z:    utc ? "UTC" : (String(date).match(timezone) || [""]).pop().replace(timezoneClip, ""),
                o:    (o > 0 ? "-" : "+") + pad(Math.floor(Math.abs(o) / 60) * 100 + Math.abs(o) % 60, 4),
                S:    ["th", "st", "nd", "rd"][d % 10 > 3 ? 0 : (d % 100 - d % 10 != 10) * d % 10]
            };

        return mask.replace(token, function ($0) {
            return $0 in flags ? flags[$0] : $0.slice(1, $0.length - 1);
        });
    };
}();

// Some common format strings
dateFormat.masks = {
    "default":      "ddd mmm dd yyyy HH:MM:ss",
    shortDate:      "m/d/yy",
    mediumDate:     "mmm d, yyyy",
    longDate:       "mmmm d, yyyy",
    fullDate:       "dddd, mmmm d, yyyy",
    shortTime:      "h:MM TT",
    mediumTime:     "h:MM:ss TT",
    longTime:       "h:MM:ss TT Z",
    isoDate:        "yyyy-mm-dd",
    isoTime:        "HH:MM:ss",
    isoDateTime:    "yyyy-mm-dd'T'HH:MM:ss",
    isoUtcDateTime: "UTC:yyyy-mm-dd'T'HH:MM:ss'Z'"
};

// Internationalization strings
dateFormat.i18n = {
    dayNames: [
        "Sun", "Mon", "Tue", "Wed", "Thu", "Fri", "Sat",
        "Sunday", "Monday", "Tuesday", "Wednesday", "Thursday", "Friday", "Saturday"
    ],
    monthNames: [
        "Jan", "Feb", "Mar", "Apr", "May", "Jun", "Jul", "Aug", "Sep", "Oct", "Nov", "Dec",
        "January", "February", "March", "April", "May", "June", "July", "August", "September", "October", "November", "December"
    ]
};

// For convenience...
Date.prototype.format = function (mask, utc) {
    return dateFormat(this, mask, utc);
};

I found that JavaScript can return a correct date when you use new Date(nYear, nMonth, nDate); with the over days of that month. Try to see the result of a dDate variable when you use this:

var dDate = new Date(2012, 0, 34); // the result is 3 Feb 2012


I have a SkipDate function to share:

    function DaysOfMonth(nYear, nMonth) {
        switch (nMonth) {
            case 0:     // January
                return 31; break;
            case 1:     // February
                if ((nYear % 4) == 0) {
                    return 29;
                }
                else {
                    return 28;
                };
                break;
            case 2:     // March
                return 31; break;
            case 3:     // April
                return 30; break;
            case 4:     // May
                return 31; break;
            case 5:     // June
                return 30; break;
            case 6:     // July
                return 31; break;
            case 7:     // August
                return 31; break;
            case 8:     // September
                return 30; break;
            case 9:     // October
                return 31; break;
            case 10:     // November
                return 30; break;
            case 11:     // December
                return 31; break;
        }
    };

    function SkipDate(dDate, skipDays) {
        var nYear = dDate.getFullYear();
        var nMonth = dDate.getMonth();
        var nDate = dDate.getDate();
        var remainDays = skipDays;
        var dRunDate = dDate;

        while (remainDays > 0) {
            remainDays_month = DaysOfMonth(nYear, nMonth) - nDate;
            if (remainDays > remainDays_month) {
                remainDays = remainDays - remainDays_month - 1;
                nDate = 1;
                if (nMonth < 11) { nMonth = nMonth + 1; }
                else {
                    nMonth = 0;
                    nYear = nYear + 1;
                };
            }
            else {
                nDate = nDate + remainDays;
                remainDays = 0;
            };
            dRunDate = Date(nYear, nMonth, nDate);
        }
        return new Date(nYear, nMonth, nDate);
    };

Here is a solution that worked for me.

function calduedate(ndays){

    var newdt = new Date(); var chrday; var chrmnth;
    newdt.setDate(newdt.getDate() + parseInt(ndays));

    var newdate = newdt.getFullYear();
    if(newdt.getMonth() < 10){
        newdate = newdate+'-'+'0'+newdt.getMonth();
    }else{
        newdate = newdate+'-'+newdt.getMonth();
    }
    if(newdt.getDate() < 10){
        newdate = newdate+'-'+'0'+newdt.getDate();
    }else{
        newdate = newdate+'-'+newdt.getDate();
    }

    alert("newdate="+newdate);

}

you can try this and don't need JQuery: timeSolver.js

For example, add 5 day on today:

var newDay = timeSolver.add(new Date(),5,"day");

You also can add by hour, month...etc. please see for more infomation.