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How to compare two string dates in JavaScript?

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Sometimes, we want to compare two string dates in JavaScript.

In this article, we’ll look at how to compare two string dates in JavaScript.

How to compare two string dates in JavaScript?

To compare two string dates in JavaScript, we can compare them after we convert the date strings to timestamps.

For instance, we write

const isLater = (str1, str2) => {
  return new Date(str1) > new Date(str2);
};

to define the isLater function.

In it, we convert str1 and str2 to Date objects.

Then we compare them directly with >.

The Date objects are converted to timestamps automatically before they’re compared.

Conclusion

To compare two string dates in JavaScript, we can compare them after we convert the date strings to timestamps.

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