I need date format of site, I can get date separator using get_regionalSettings() and get_dateSeparator() .

I tried get_dateFormat() but it returns "1".

I need to know date format of particular site "dd/mm/yyyy" , "mm/dd/yyyy" or whatever the default date time format is set in SharePoint site.

How can I get that using JSOM?

  • I'm not sure actually, never used _api/web/RegionalSettings/dateFormat. But it return 0 from webs with locale US (mmddyyyy)and 1 from my web with Norwegian (ddmmyyyy). You could check if 1 is ddmmyyyy and vice versa. Commented Sep 21, 2017 at 7:10
  • @AndersAune I think there are more formats than ddmmyyyy and mmddyyy, so it won't work, and also what about date separators?
    – codemirror
    Commented Sep 22, 2017 at 5:46

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The first step is to figure out what time zone it is displaying. There are two types of Regional Settings that specify the time zone:

  • Regional Settings in User Profile Settings
  • Regional Settings under each site

May b try this link How to Get the Time Zone in SharePoint Online Using JSOM


I was facing same issue in my SPFX webpart. I was trying to show date format based on regional settings of current site.

So at first I take current culture name. Culture name can be like "en-US", "nn-NO" etc. Then I use moment to format the date. Check below example:

const currentCultureName = props.context.pageContext.legacyPageContext.currentCultureName;
const dateString = moment(new Date()).format('L');

If the answer is helpful, please upvote.


Add a reference to moment js. This can be downloaded from https://momentjs.com/downloads/moment.js .

And add below code in your client context code.

 var dt = oListItem.get_item('datelistcolumnname');if (dt != null) { alert(moment(dt).format('L')); }
  • I want to get the date format of particular site, are you sure you are answering my question.
    – codemirror
    Commented Sep 20, 2017 at 16:37

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