How To Convert Dd/Mm/Yyyy To Mm/Dd/Yyyy In Jquery

In this blog post, we will explore how to convert a date format from dd/mm/yyyy to mm/dd/yyyy using jQuery. This is a common task when working with dates, especially when dealing with different regional date formats. jQuery simplifies this process, allowing for easy manipulation of dates.

Step 1: Include the jQuery Library

First, make sure you have included the jQuery library in your HTML file. You can either download the library and link to it locally or use a Content Delivery Network (CDN) to include it. For this example, we will use the Google CDN:

<script src=””></script>

Step 2: Create a Function to Convert the Date Format

Next, we will create a custom function called convertDateFormat() that takes a date string in the format of dd/mm/yyyy and converts it to mm/dd/yyyy.

function convertDateFormat(dateString) {
let dateArray = dateString.split(‘/’);
let newDate = dateArray[1] + ‘/’ + dateArray[0] + ‘/’ + dateArray[2];
return newDate;

This function first splits the input date string using the split() method by the forward-slash delimiter. It then rearranges the date components into the desired format (mm/dd/yyyy) and returns the new date string.

Step 3: Use the Function with jQuery

With the function created, we can now use it along with jQuery to convert the date format of an input field or a text element. For this example, let’s assume we have an input field with the id #inputDate and a button with the id #convertBtn. We will convert the date format when the button is clicked.

<input type=”text” id=”inputDate” value=”25/12/2021″ />
<button id=”convertBtn”>Convert Date</button>
<p id=”convertedDate”></p>

$(document).ready(function() {
$(‘#convertBtn’).on(‘click’, function() {
let inputDate = $(‘#inputDate’).val();
let convertedDate = convertDateFormat(inputDate);

In the above code snippet, we first retrieve the value of the input field using $(‘#inputDate’).val(). Then, we call our custom convertDateFormat() function and pass in the input date. Finally, we display the converted date in an element with the id #convertedDate using the text() method.


In this blog post, we demonstrated how to convert a date format from dd/mm/yyyy to mm/dd/yyyy using a custom function in jQuery. This method can be easily adapted to other date formats as needed. With this knowledge, you can now effectively handle and manipulate dates in your web applications.