Convert a JavaScript Date to SQL Server Date and Vice Versa


A series of short examples on how to convert SQL Server dates to and from JavaScript dates.



The Moment.js library is used to parse, validate, and format date/time in JavaScript. Click here for more information about Moment.js.

npm install moment

JavaScript Date to SQL Server Date

First import Moment.

import moment from 'moment';

Using Moment() with the Format() property the date is transformed from

const startDate = moment(searchStartDate).format('YYYY-MM-DD');

Output: 2022-04-29

JavaScript: Fri Apr 29 2022 08:54:06 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)


SQL Server: 2022-04-29 or 2022-04-29 13:00:00

const startDate = moment(searchStartDate).format('YYYY-MM-DD');

Output: 2022-04-29

Date and Time Format

The source code for the entire component.

const sqlDateTime = moment(data.arrivalDate).format('YYYY-MM-DD') + ' ' + moment(data.arrivalDate).format('HH:mm:ss')

Output: 2022-04-29 13:00:00

SQL Server Date to JavaScript Date

Use Moment() to convert a SQL Server date to a JavaScript date.

Goal here is to convert 05-12-2022 to Thu May 12 2022 00:00:00 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)

Example with Date and Time

var momentDate=new moment('2022-04-22T20:13:00.000Z');


Date without Time.

var momentDate=new moment('2022-05-22').format('llll');

Output: Thu, May 12, 2022 12:00 AM

To get the time zone (Pacific Daylight Time), use new Date()

new Date(momentDate.format('llll'))


new Date(new moment('2022-05-22').format('llll');

Output: Thu Sep 22 2022 13:56:56 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)

Output of momentDate

Moment {_isAMomentObject: true, _i: '2022-01-03T20:13:00.000Z', _f: 'YYYY-MM-DDTHH:mm:ss.SSSSZ', _tzm: 0, _isUTC: false, …}
_d: Mon Jan 03 2022 12:13:00 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) {}
_i: "2022-01-03T20:13:00.000Z"
_isAMomentObject: true
_isUTC: false
_isValid: true
_locale: Locale {_calendar: {…}, _longDateFormat: {…}, _invalidDate: 'Invalid date', _dayOfMonthOrdinalParse: /\d{1,2}(th|st|nd|rd)/, ordinal: ƒ, …}
_pf: {empty: false, unusedTokens: Array(0), unusedInput: Array(0), overflow: -1, charsLeftOver: 0, …}
_tzm: 0
[[Prototype]]: Object

Once moment has converted the date, any format option is available.

var formattedDate = momentDate.format('MM/DD/YYYY')

Create JavaScript Date With Static Hours

Using setHours() the add a static time to a date in JavaScript.

var today=new Date()
var jsDate = new Date(today.setHours(12,30,0,0))

Output Fri Apr 22 2022 12:30:00 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)