using jQuery 2 create 2 dates, 1 now in DD/MM/YYYY format, the 2nd same format but 180 days ago


This seems such an easy thing to do bit having difficulty finding an example.

using jQuery I want to create  2 dates, 1 now in DD/MM/YYYY format, the 2nd same format but 180 days ago and assign them to variable to be used later.

Need to take into account that for example on 30 Jan 2015 then -180 days would take it back to 2014 etc.

Neil ThompsonSenior Systems DeveloperAsked:
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Rainer JeschorCommented:
for this I would recommend the library moment.js
There you can format the output as well as adding/subtracting days/months ...
Rainer JeschorCommented:
Sample code:
$(document).ready(function () {
    var message = "Today is " + moment().format("DD/MM/YYYY");
    var message2 = "The date 180 days ago is " + moment().subtract(180, 'days').format("DD/MM/YYYY") ;


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Neil ThompsonSenior Systems DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thanks Rainer

Thats brilliant but the 2nd date is wrong for some reason, 01/12/2014

Should be around 30/02/2015

Any ideas?
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RobOwner (Aidellio)Commented:
180 days ago is December. That's half a year. 90 days would be February.
Neil ThompsonSenior Systems DeveloperAuthor Commented:
lol, embarrassingly dumb , apologies :)
RobOwner (Aidellio)Commented:
Nope, done it myself! *grin* you can look at days and numbers too long sometimes!

Btw don't give me any points if you were thinking along those lines... Rainer has more than answered your question without my help :)
Neil ThompsonSenior Systems DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Many thanks all for your example and comments :) Saved me hours!
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