Using Moment.JS In Node.Js

The main purpose of Moment.js is to get the current time in different formats to use them further. The main reason I use it, is to get the current time while making any changes in the db, so that I can change the "LastModifiedOn" property in the db, and create a new row and provide value for "DateCreatedOn" field in db.

Let's get to using the Moment.js in node js application.

For this article, we are going to use the project that we have already created in the following article.
Step 1

Install moment package in the application from npm, using the following command-
npm install moment --save
 
This will install the moment in the application as well as will save the js for the same.
 
command

command

Step 2:
Now, include this js in your app.js, using the code given below:
  1. var moment = require('moment');  
Step 3:  The next step is to call this moment variable to get different format values. Some of its examples are shown here:

output
 
A complete table, for all the moment inputs and their corresponding outputs, is stated below,
 

S.No

Moment Input

Output

1

moment().format('MMMM Do YYYY, h:mm:ss a')

July 8th 2016, 11:54:56 pm

2

moment().format('dddd')

Friday

3

moment().format("MMM Do YY")

Jul 8th 16

4

moment().format()

2016-07-08T23:54:56+05:30

5

moment("20111031", "YYYYMMDD").fromNow()

5 years ago

6

moment("20180620", "YYYYMMDD").fromNow()

in 2 years

7

moment().startOf('day').fromNow()

a day ago

8

moment().endOf('day').fromNow()

in 5 minutes

9

moment().startOf('hour').fromNow()

an hour ago

10

moment().subtract(10, 'days').calendar()

06/28/2016

11

moment().calendar()

Today at 11:54 PM

12

moment().add(1, 'days').calendar()

Tomorrow at 11:54 PM

13

moment.locale()

En

14

moment().format('LT')

11:54 PM

15

moment().format('LTS')

11:54:56 PM

16

moment().format('L')

07/08/2016

17

moment().format('l')

7/8/2016

18

moment().format('LL')

July 8, 2016

19

moment().format('ll')

Jul 8, 2016

20

moment().format('LLL')

July 8, 2016 11:54 PM

21

moment().format('lll')

Jul 8, 2016 11:54 PM

22

moment().format('LLLL')

Friday, July 8, 2016 11:54 PM

23

moment().format('llll')

Fri, Jul 8, 2016 11:54 PM

     
 
Hope, this article helps you in showing or using the current time in your application.
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