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How to find day of the week

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This article will explains you how to find day of the week in javascript.

Example: If day is

Sunday - returns 0
Monday - returns 1
Tuesday - returns 2
Wednesday - returns 3
Thursday - returns 4
Friday - returns 5
Saturday - returns 6

Syntax for How to find day of the week in Javascript

How to find day of week.

Example: If day is 
Sunday - returns 0
Monday - returns 1
Tuesday - returns 2
Wednesday - returns 3
Thursday - returns 4
Friday - returns 5
Saturday - returns 6

//Example 1//Finds Current date in javascriptvar currDate = new Date();

//Find the day of month
alert(currDate.getDay());

//Output: returns day based on current date.//Example 2var myDate = new Date("January 22, 2005 10:10:00");

//Find the day of week
alert(myDate.getDay());

//Output
6   (As January 22, 2005 was saturday)



//Method to Find day of Monthfunction TestDateFunction() {
        <!--
        //Example 1//Finds Current date in javascriptvar currDate = new Date();

        //Find the day of week
        alert(currDate.getDay());
        
        //Example 2var myDate = new Date("January 22, 2005 10:10:00");

        //Find the day of week
        alert(myDate.getDay());
        // -->
    }    

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Todd Katz from United States Comment on: Dec 31
Having pieced this together from other Internet examples, I thought I'd share a rendition of getting dates for a particular period such as "the next five days".

Cheers,
Todd


<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript1.2">
<!-- gets first day of period -->
var today = new Date();
var targetDay = new Date(today.getTime() + 0 * 24 * 60 * 60 * 1000);
var targetDayNum = today.valueOf() + 1000 * 60 * 60 * 24 * 0;
var d2 = (new Date(targetDayNum));
var dayNum = d2.getDay();
var dayName = ["Sun.","Mon.","Tues.","Wed.","Thurs.","Fri.","Sat."][dayNum];
var monthNum = d2.getMonth();
var monthName = ["Jan.","Feb.","March","April","May","June","July", "Aug.", "Sept.", "Oct.", "Nov.", "Dec."][monthNum];
var beginDay = dayName + ", " + monthName + " " + d2.getDate();
<!-- -->
<!-- gets last day of period -->
<!-- -->
var today = new Date();
var targetDay = new Date(today.getTime() + 6 * 24 * 60 * 60 * 1000);
var targetDayNum = today.valueOf() + 1000 * 60 * 60 * 24 * 6;
var d2 = (new Date(targetDayNum));
var dayNum = d2.getDay();
var dayName = ["Sun.","Mon.","Tues.","Wed.","Thurs.","Fri.","Sat."][dayNum];
var monthNum = d2.getMonth();
var monthName = ["Jan.","Feb.","March","April","May","June","July", "Aug.", "Sept.", "Oct.", "Nov.", "Dec."][monthNum];
var endDay = dayName + ", " + monthName + " " + d2.getDate();
document.write(beginDay + " - " + endDay);
</SCRIPT>
<!-- notes:
* To identify the begin and end period dates you only need to change the number of days in the targetDay and targetDayNum contructors. In this case "0" (today) and "6" (six days from today) were used.
* Add: ... + ", " + d2.getFullYear() in the beginDay or endDay constructor if you want the date to appear with the year as in:
Thurs., Jan. 6, 2011 - Wed., Jan. 12, 2011
-->

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