Date.prototype.toJSON()

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

Syntax

dateObj.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()

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

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

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript 5.1 (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Date.prototype.toJSON' in that specification.
Standard Initial definition. Implemented in JavaScript 1.8.5.
ECMAScript 2015 (6th Edition, ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Date.prototype.toJSON' in that specification.
Standard  
ECMAScript 2017 Draft (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Date.prototype.toJSON' in that specification.
Draft  

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) 8 (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

See also

License

© 2016 Mozilla Contributors
Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License v2.5 or later.
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-us/docs/web/javascript/reference/global_objects/date/tojson