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Javascript Calculate Current Date, Plus 2 days, but skip weekends

Posted on 2009-05-08
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I have a js that works great to output a date two days from "today".  I would like it to skip weekend days. For example: If today is a Thursday, +2 days would be Saturday, but I would like the output date to be Monday, instead of Saturday.  Same thing for Fridays.

Current Script attached.
var dt = new Date();

dt.setDate(dt.getDate()+2);

var y  = dt.getYear();

if (y < 1000) y +=1900;

document.write((dt.getMonth()+1) +  "/" + dt.getDate() + "/" + y);

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Question by:lexo
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by:wellhole
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See http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Scripting/JavaScript/Q_23467787.html for further information.
  //------------------------------------------------------------------

  // Name: nextWeekday()

  // Role: Determine the next weekday, remembering to skip holidays

  // Note: today is required to be a Date object

  //------------------------------------------------------------------

  function nextWeekday( today ) {

    var days = 'Sun,Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu,Fri,Sat'.split( ',' );

    var dow  = today.getDay();

    var tomorrow = new Date();

    tomorrow.setDate( tomorrow.getDate() + 1 );

    var tom  = tomorrow.getDay();

    var when = dateFormat( tomorrow );

    while ( tom < 0 || tom > 5 || holiday[ when ] ) {

      tomorrow.setDate( tomorrow.getDate() + 1 );

      tom  = tomorrow.getDay();

      when = dateFormat( tomorrow );

    }

//  alert( 'today is: ' + days[ dow ] + '\ntomorrow: ' + days[ tom ] );

    return when;

  }

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xbrady earned 500 total points
ID: 24337812
You can insert the following after adding the 2 days:
while(dt.getDay() == 0 || dt.getDay() == 6)
{
  dt.setDate(dt.getDate() + 1);
}
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by:lexo
ID: 31579523
Exactly what I was looking for!
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