jquery - convert date to json format - How do I format a Microsoft JSON date?

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I'm taking my first crack at Ajax with jQuery. I'm getting my data onto my page, but I'm having some trouble with the JSON data that is returned for Date data types. Basically, I'm getting a string back that looks like this:

/Date(1224043200000)/

FYI: Here's the solution I came up with using a combination of the answers here:

function getMismatch(id) {
  $.getJSON("Main.aspx?Callback=GetMismatch",
    { MismatchId: id },

    function (result) {
      $("#AuthMerchId").text(result.AuthorizationMerchantId);
      $("#SttlMerchId").text(result.SettlementMerchantId);
      $("#CreateDate").text(formatJSONDate(Date(result.AppendDts)));
      $("#ExpireDate").text(formatJSONDate(Date(result.ExpiresDts)));
      $("#LastUpdate").text(formatJSONDate(Date(result.LastUpdateDts)));
      $("#LastUpdatedBy").text(result.LastUpdateNt);
      $("#ProcessIn").text(result.ProcessIn);
    }
  );

  return false;
}

function formatJSONDate(jsonDate) {
  var newDate = dateFormat(jsonDate, "mm/dd/yyyy");
  return newDate;
}

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Answer #1

1) Detect Microsoft Date format

// Handling of Microsoft AJAX Dates, formatted like '/Date(01238329348239)/'
function looksLikeMSDate(s) {
    return /^\/Date\(/.test(s);
}

2) Detect ISO date format

var isoDateRegex = /^(\d\d\d\d)-(\d\d)-(\d\d)T(\d\d):(\d\d):(\d\d)(\.\d\d?\d?)?([\+-]\d\d:\d\d|Z)?$/;

function looksLikeIsoDate(s) {
    return isoDateRegex.test(s);
}

3) Parse MS date format:

function parseMSDate(s) {
    // Jump forward past the /Date(, parseInt handles the rest
    return new Date(parseInt(s.substr(6)));
}

4a) Parse standard ISO Date format, cope with oldIE's issues:

function parseIsoDate(s) {
    var m = isoDateRegex.exec(s);

    // Is this UTC, offset, or undefined? Treat undefined as UTC.
    if (m.length == 7 ||                // Just the y-m-dTh:m:s, no ms, no tz offset - assume UTC
        (m.length > 7 && (
            !m[7] ||                    // Array came back length 9 with undefined for 7 and 8
            m[7].charAt(0) != '.' ||    // ms portion, no tz offset, or no ms portion, Z
            !m[8] ||                    // ms portion, no tz offset
            m[8] == 'Z'))) {            // ms portion and Z
        // JavaScript's weirdo date handling expects just the months to be 0-based, as in 0-11, not 1-12 - the rest are as you expect in dates.
        var d = new Date(Date.UTC(m[1], m[2]-1, m[3], m[4], m[5], m[6]));
    } else {
        // local
        var d = new Date(m[1], m[2]-1, m[3], m[4], m[5], m[6]);
    }

    return d;
}

4b) Parse ISO format with a fixed three millisecond decimal places - much easier:

function parseIsoDate(s) {
    return new Date(s);
}

5) Format it:

function hasTime(d) {
    return !!(d.getUTCHours() || d.getUTCMinutes() || d.getUTCSeconds());
}

function zeroFill(n) {
    if ((n + '').length == 1)
        return '0' + n;

    return n;
}

function formatDate(d) {
    if (hasTime(d)) {
        var s = (d.getMonth() + 1) + '/' + d.getDate() + '/' + d.getFullYear();
        s += ' ' + d.getHours() + ':' + zeroFill(d.getMinutes()) + ':' + zeroFill(d.getSeconds());
    } else {
        var s = (d.getMonth() + 1) + '/' + d.getDate() + '/' + d.getFullYear();
    }

    return s;
}

6) Tie it all together:

function parseDate(s) {
    var d;
    if (looksLikeMSDate(s))
        d = parseMSDate(s);
    else if (looksLikeIsoDate(s))
        d = parseIsoDate(s);
    else
        return null;

    return formatDate(d);
}

If you're using jQuery 1.4's Ajax function with ASP.NET MVC, you can turn all DateTime properties into Date objects with:

// Once
jQuery.parseJSON = function(d) {return eval('(' + d + ')');};

$.ajax({
    ...
    dataFilter: function(d) {
        return d.replace(/"\\\/(Date\(-?\d+\))\\\/"/g, 'new $1');
    },
    ...
});