Makes a value of date type by parsing the text value given a date format pattern.

The pattern should be defined from the Java Date Format Specifications:

Letter Date or time component Example
G Era designator AD
y Year 1996; 96
Y Week year 2009; 09
M Month in year July; Jul; 07
w Week in year 27
W Week in month 2
D Day in year 189
d Day in month 10
F Day of week in month 2
E Day name in week Tuesday; Tue
u Day number of week (1 = Monday, …, 7 = Sunday) 1
a Am/pm marker PM
H Hour in day (0-23) 0
k Hour in day (1-24) 24
K Hour in am/pm (0-11) 0
h Hour in am/pm (1-12) 12
m Minute in hour 30
s Second in minute 55
S Millisecond 978
z Time zone Pacific Standard Time; PST; GMT-08:00
Z Time zone -0800
X Time zone -08; -0800; -08:00

See also datetime.


Parameter Description
format The date format pattern to be used.


// example: 08/23/73

// example: Dec 31, 2009
$('AVar').date('MMM dd, yyyy')

// example: Wed, Jul 4, '01
$('AVar').date("EEE, MMM d, ''yy")