Format date DD/MM/YYYY

I'm getting a date from a table, and then I want to save it to another table, but I want to save the date in the format dd/mm/yyyy... how do I do that? I don't want to get any 5/5/2004... I want to get 05/05/2004. Thanks for your help

here's my code :

var DateTemp = new Date()
DateTemp = ""+rsGetBGPData("effective_Date")
strFillBgar += "FromDate = '" + DateTemp + "', "  //I build all my SQL statement in the strFillBgar variable then I execute it at the end
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First split into day month year
and check by LEN if its 2 digits or not, like
if Len(varDAY) = 1 Then varDAY = "0" & varDAY

and join them together :D
var DateTemp = new Date()

This looks like javascript; if you want to use vbscript, do it like this (this is just masirof's idea, spelled out a bit further)

Dim sMyDate   ' m/d/yyyy format
Dim sNewDate  ' mm/dd/yyyy format
Dim sDay
Dim sMonth
sMyDate = "4/1/2000"
sDay = day(sMyDate)
sMonth = month(sMyDate)

if len(sDay)=1 then
  sDay = "0"&sDay
end if

if len(sMonth)=1 then
  sMonth = "0"&sMonth
end if

sNewDate = sMonth & "/" & sDay & "/" & year(sMyDate)
response.write "Day before conversion: "&sMyDate
response.write "Day after conversion: "&sNewDate


Hope this helps!
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raj3060 -- good post; does exactly what mine does, except in a function.  Useful for sure!

this is a very lame suggestion compared to other but would it work if you put this neat the top of your code:

<% session.lcid = 2057 %>

but that might just display them in british date format
Here is a DLL that i use that will allow you to format dates and times just like you would in VB..

It is freeware, but is an active X dll.  If your trying to stay away from that, this will not help.
DesertWarriorAuthor Commented:
Sorry guys, I forgot to mention : I work only with javascript...

peh803, can you translate that code into javascript?
There seems to be a good js formatDate function here:
Or, how about this?

function getDisplayDate(passedDate) {
    // MM/DD/YYYY

    theDate = new Date(passedDate);

    // split into day, month, year
    iDay = theDate.getDate();
    iMonth = theDate.getMonth();
    iYear = theDate.getFullYear();

    sDisplayDate = iMonth + "/" + iDay + "/" + sYear;

    return sDisplayDate;

// example use
now = new Date();
document.writeln("Today's Date is: " + getDisplayDate(now));
You can try SQL convert function with style to do this easily

E.g. select convert(varchar, convert(datetime,('5/5/2004')), 103)
will give you "05/05/2004"

So, use
strFillBgar += "FromDate = convert(varchar, convert(datetime,('" + DateTemp + "')), 103)"
That is, only if they are using MSSQL...

I use MySQL and dont have that luxary..
Brad Dobyns, CSMScrumMasterCommented:
Not sure that that will include the "0" in front of the numbers like he wants. You have to include a conditional:

if (iDay< 10) iDay = ("0" + iDay + ", ");
if (iMonth< 10) IMonth = ("0" + iMonth + ", ");

Try this (this is what I use):

var calendar = new Date();
var iMonth = calendar.getMonth();
var iDate = calendar.getDate();
var iYear = calendar.getYear();
if (iYear < 1000)
      iYear += 1900;
var cent = parseInt(iYear/100);
var g = iYear % 19;
var k = parseInt((cent - 17)/25);
var i = (cent - parseInt(cent/4) - parseInt((cent - k)/3) + 19 * g + 15) % 30;
      i -= parseInt(i/28) * (1 - parseInt(i/28) * parseInt(29/(i+1)) * parseInt((21-g)/11));
var j = (IYear + parseInt(iYear/4) + i + 2 - cent + parseInt(cent/4)) % 7;
var l = i - j;
var emonth = 3 + parseInt((l + 40)/44);
var edate = l + 28 - 31 * parseInt((emonth/4));
if (iMonth< 10)
     iMonth = ("0" + iMonth + ", "); // if you want leading zero on month
if (iDate< 10)
    iDate = ("0" + iDate + "/"); // if you want leading zero on date
DateTemp = IMonth + IDate + IYear;

This takes into account leap year and February.

Hope that helps,

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