Date.prototype.toJSON()

The toJSON() method returns a string representation of the Date object.

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Syntax

toJSON()

Return value

A string representation of the given date.

Description

Date instances refer to a specific point in time. Calling toJSON() returns a string (using toISOString()) representing the Date object's value. This method is generally intended to, by default, usefully serialize Date objects during JSON serialization.

Examples

Using toJSON()

const jsonDate = (new Date()).toJSON();
const backToDate = new Date(jsonDate);

console.log(jsonDate); //2015-10-26T07:46:36.611Z

Specifications

Specification
ECMAScript Language Specification
# sec-date.prototype.tojson

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