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Input Date min Property

❮ Input Date Object

Example

Get the minimum date allowed for a date field:

var x = document.getElementById("myDate").min;
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Definition and Usage

The min property sets or returns the value of the min attribute of a date field.

The min attribute specifies the minimum value (date) for a date field.

Tip: Use the min attribute together with the max attribute to create a range of legal values.

Tip: To set or return the value of the max attribute, use the max property.


Browser Support

Property
min Yes 10.0 Yes Yes Yes

Note: The <input type="date"> element does not show any date field/calendar in IE11 and earlier versions.


Syntax

Return the min property:

inputdateObject.min

Set the min property:

inputdateObject.min = YYYY-MM-DD

Property Values

Value Description
YYYY-MM-DD Specifies the minimum date allowed for the date field.

Explanation of components:
  • YYYY - year (e.g. 2011)
  • MM - month (e.g. 01 for January)
  • DD - day of the month (e.g. 08)
An example: "2014-02-09" means February 9th, 2014 (09/02/2014).


Technical Details

Return Value: A String, representing the minimum date allowed

More Examples

Example

Change the minimum date:

document.getElementById("myDate").min = "1999-01-01";
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HTML reference: HTML <input> min attribute


❮ Input Date Object