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I'm new to filtering dates with REST in SP but am trying to do something like below but am not sure how to get today's date in as a variable into the request. I don't think I'm too far off so any help is greatly appreciated.

    var today = new Date();
        url: "/_api/web/lists/GetByTitle('DateItems')/items?$orderby=SortOrder asc&$filter=StartDate ge datetime'" + today + "' and EndDate le datetime'" + today + "'",
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For anyone that stumbles across this, I reversed the 'le and 'ge in the example above. –  Aaron Jul 2 '14 at 23:31

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Since your "today" variable is a JavaScript date object, you can get the string representation by calling the toISOString() method.

...$filter=StartDate ge datetime'" + today.toISOString() + "' and ...
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This was the missing piece. Thanks much! –  Aaron Jul 2 '14 at 18:40

I answered the question here (not exactly a duplicate, since that was in regards to the Search REST API, and I happened to give an answer for basic REST).

Here is how you filter dates in REST:

$filter=StartDate ge datetime'2014-01-01T00%3a00%3a00'

This filters for items created after 01-Jan-2014, 00:00:00.

So to filter between two date ranges, simply add another condition to the filter:

$filter=(StartDate ge datetime'2014-01-01T00%3a00%3a00') and (EndDate le datetime'2014-04-30T00%3a00%3a00')

This filters for items created between 01-Jan-2014 and 01-May-2014.

Just create your dates in the format: YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS, and then encode it (or simply use %3a instead of the colons).

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How can filter just by the Month? –  naijacoder Nov 25 '14 at 6:37
@naijacoder How do you mean? You want items where date between March-2014 and July-2014? In that case just use the beginning and end dates of the month (2014-03-01 and 2014-07-31). –  wjervis Nov 25 '14 at 11:51

This article explains REST filtering based on date, http://itblog.wolthaus.net/2011/12/rest-filter-datetime/.

You'd want to pass in a date in YYYY-MM-DD format.

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