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Benjamin Mock
Benjamin Mock

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JavaScript Dates in SQL

SQL and JS dates are not that compatible.

for the datetime type of MySQL for example you need a date in the following format

"2018-04-21 12:11:01"

The suggestions that you usually find on the internet aren't correct, because they don't tate timezones into consideration.

So this does not work correctly!

new Date().toISOString().slice(0, 19).replace('T', ' ');

You can easily solve the problem by using moment.js

require('moment')().format('YYYY-MM-DD HH:mm:ss');

If you don't want to go this route, you can also solve it without an additional library - it just doesn't read as nicely.

const d = new Date(); 
d.toISOString().split('T')[0]+' '+d.toTimeString().split(' ')[0];

Top comments (2)

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Guillermo Arias

The last example won't work when the date is in the next day and my timezone is still today.

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Abhinav Sharma

I guess Benjamin gave his Zone example with ISO.
You can use

${d.getDate()}-${d.getMonth()+1}-${d.getFullYear()} d.toTimeString().split(' ')[0]

, where d = new Date() , to get the local result.