RE: How to convert a string into a date object in JavaScript?

I have a date in a string format ("2023-07-12") and I want to convert it to a JavaScript Date object. What is the best way to do this?

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You can directly pass your string to the Date constructor in JavaScript to convert it into a Date object. Here's how you can do it: ```javascript var myDateString = "2023-07-12"; var myDateObject = new Date(myDateString); ``` The Date constructor parses the string and returns a Date object representing the date and time specified. The string should be in a format recognized by the Date.parse() method (e.g., YYYY-MM-DD). Please, note that JavaScript counts months from 0 to 11. January is 0, not 1. Thus, if your date string uses a different format, additional parsing would be necessary. Lastly, be aware of time zone considerations. Without a time component, JavaScript will interpret your date as 00:00:00 local time. If you want it processed as UTC, use a format like "YYYY-MM-DDTHH:mm:ss.sssZ". Let's remember that different browsers may interpret date strings differently. It is encouraged to work with timestamps (millisecond value) or explicit UTC strings to bypass these potential inconsistencies.
Answered on July 11, 2023.
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