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JavaScript: Get a short textual representation of a month

JavaScript Datetime: Exercise-27 with Solution

Write a JavaScript function to get a short textual representation of a month, three letters (Jan through Dec).

Test Data :
dt = new Date(2015, 10, 1);
console.log(short_months(dt));
"Nov"

Sample Solution:-

HTML Code:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <title>avaScript function to get a short textual representation of a month, three letters (Jan through Dec)</title>
</head>
<body>

</body>
</html>

JavaScript Code:

 Date.shortMonths = ['Jan', 'Feb', 'Mar', 'Apr', 'May', 'Jun', 'Jul', 'Aug', 'Sep', 'Oct', 'Nov', 'Dec'];

function short_months(dt)
   { 
     return Date.shortMonths[dt.getMonth()]; 
   }

dt = new Date(); 
console.log(short_months(dt)); 

dt = new Date(2015, 10, 1); 
console.log(short_months(dt));

Sample Output:

Jun
Nov

Flowchart:

Flowchart: JavaScript- Get a short textual representation of a month

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Add padding to the beginning of a string

const name = 'Minta Lofton';
console.log(name.padStart(13));
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