Jquery – Calculate number of days between two dates.

This is a very common requirement we get almost in every project that’s why It is really helpful to keep it handy.

function calculateDifference() {
var startDate = $("#start_date").val();

if (startDate == “”) {
alert(“Enter start date”);
var endDate = $(“#end_date”).val();
if (endDate == “”) {
alert(“Enter end date”);

var startDateSplit = startDate.split(“/”);
var endDateSplit = endDate.split(“/”);

var stDate = new Date(startDateSplit[2], startDateSplit[0] – 1, startDateSplit[1]);
var enDate = new Date(endDateSplit[2], endDateSplit[0] – 1, endDateSplit[1]);

var difference = (enDate.getTime() – stDate.getTime()) / (1000 * 60 * 60 * 24);


I hope it helps.


About saxenapraveen

I have 14 years of experience in enterprise software development,designing and leading team to provide reliable and scalable solutions for cloud and device ready businesses.

Posted on February 9, 2012, in .NET, Javascript, Jquery and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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