Sort array of objects JavaScript by date | Example code

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Use JavaScript’s Array.prototype.sort method to Sort array of objects by date field. Just create Date objects from your date strings before you can compare them.

array.sort(function(a,b){
  // Turn your strings into dates, and then subtract them
  // to get a value that is either negative, positive, or zero.
  return new Date(b.date) - new Date(a.date);
});

Sort array of objects JavaScript by date

Simple example code use the new Date() constructor to change them to javascript date objects.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<body>

  <script>
   var myArray = [{
    name: "Joe Tim",
    date: "Mon Oct 31 2021 00:00:00 GMT-0700 (PDT)"
  }, {
    name: "Sam Steve",
    date: "Sun Oct 30 2021 00:00:00 GMT-0700 (PDT)"
  }, {
    name: "John Smith",
    date: "Sat Oct 29 2021 00:00:00 GMT-0700 (PDT)"
  }];

  myArray.sort(function compare(a, b) {
    var dateA = new Date(a.date);
    var dateB = new Date(b.date);
    return dateA - dateB;
  });

  console.log(myArray);
</script>

</body>
</html> 

Output:

Sort array of objects JavaScript by date

Do comment if you have any doubts or suggestions on this JS sort array.

Note: The All JS Examples codes are tested on the Firefox browser and the Chrome browser.

OS: Windows 10

Code: HTML 5 Version

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