So I have this code that I found here at Stack Exchange that lets me highlight rows based on date:

SP.SOD.executeFunc("clienttemplates.js", "SPClientTemplates", function () {

        OnPostRender: function (ctx) {

            // get today's date
            var today = new Date();
            // zero out the time portion so we will only compare days
            today.setHours(0, 0, 0, 0);
            var tenDaysAgo = new Date(-864000000);
            tenDaysAgo.setHours(0, 0, 0, 0);

            var rows = ctx.ListData.Row;
            for (var i = 0; i < rows.length; i++) {

                // get the date set in your date YourDateField
                var itemDate = new Date(rows[i]['Due_x0020_Date']);
                // zero out the time portion so we only compare days
                itemDate.setHours(0, 0, 0, 0);

                var rowId = GenerateIIDForListItem(ctx, rows[i]);
                var row = document.getElementById(rowId);

                if (itemDate <= today) {
                    row.style.backgroundColor = '#ED9898';
                if (itemDate >= tenDaysAgo && itemDate > today) {
                    row.style.backgroundColor = 'yellow';

The problem I am having is in this line, where I want to check if the due date is within ten days of today.

if (itemDate >= tenDaysAgo && itemDate >today ) {
    row.style.backgroundColor = 'yellow';

Everything is working except this line, which basically looks at the due date and if it is less than today, it highlights it in yellow. I am at wits end trying to figure this out. I really hope someone here can help with this. I am using a script editor below the list, if that matters. I am very new to javascript. We are using sharepoint online, but I can't use JSON because we are using the classic view on this site.

  • When you say it does not work, what do you mean? I have tried your code and it seems to be working Apr 27, 2021 at 14:20

2 Answers 2


Tried your code and it seems to be working fine. Try checking the errors in the console. There might be some clue there.

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Not sure why but your way of calculating the past date is not working for me, see this:

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Maybe you are facing the same issue. Check if you are getting correct value in a variable by debugging. else use below code to get the past date:

var d = new Date();
d.setDate(d.getDate() - 10);

Source: JavaScript: how to calculate the date that is 2 days ago?

Also check your conditions in if block. Those does not match with your question title (within 14 days?) & the question description (within ten days).

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