Check weekday

Posted on 2007-11-14
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
I need to validate that a form field is a particular weekday (say Saturday).  The field is submitted in yyyy-mm-dd format.
Question by:Orroland
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Expert Comment

ID: 20282332
Here is a simple example, which may help:

<script type="text/javascript">

// 2007 January 14th as an example
var d=new Date(2007,0,14)

var weekday=new Array(7)

document.write("Today it is " + weekday[d.getDay()])


Hope this helps.
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Accepted Solution

b0lsc0tt earned 500 total points
ID: 20282423

The function below will take the field value, process it and check for the weekday.

function myDate(val) {
      var arDate = val.split("-");
      if (arDate.length != 3) {
            alert('Invalid date');
            return false;
      var yr = arDate[0];
      var mnth = arDate[1];
      var dy = arDate[2];
      var dte = new Date();
      mnth = mnth - 1;
      var wkdy = dte.getDay();
      if (wkdy != 6) { // Saturday, days start at 0 for Sun
            alert('The date isn\'t Saturday.');
            return false;
      return true;

Let me know how that works.  I can modify or help you use it if needed.  Let me know if you have any questions or need more information.

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Expert Comment

ID: 20284937
I'm glad that helped.  Thanks for the grade, the points and the fun question.


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