Javascript – Calculate age given the birth date in the format YYYYMMDD

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How can I calculate an age in years, given a birth date of format YYYYMMDD? Is it possible using the Date() function?

I am looking for a better solution than the one I am using now:

var dob = '19800810';
var year = Number(dob.substr(0, 4));
var month = Number(dob.substr(4, 2)) - 1;
var day = Number(dob.substr(6, 2));
var today = new Date();
var age = today.getFullYear() - year;
if (today.getMonth() < month || (today.getMonth() == month && today.getDate() < day)) {
  age--;
}
alert(age);

Best Solution

Try this.

function getAge(dateString) {
    var today = new Date();
    var birthDate = new Date(dateString);
    var age = today.getFullYear() - birthDate.getFullYear();
    var m = today.getMonth() - birthDate.getMonth();
    if (m < 0 || (m === 0 && today.getDate() < birthDate.getDate())) {
        age--;
    }
    return age;
}

I believe the only thing that looked crude on your code was the substr part.

Fiddle: http://jsfiddle.net/codeandcloud/n33RJ/