JavaScript - Date setSeconds() Method



Javascript date setSeconds() method sets the seconds for a specified date according to local time


Its syntax is as follows −

Date.setSeconds(secondsValue[, msValue])

Note − Parameters in the bracket are always optional.

Parameter Detail

  • secondsValue − An integer between 0 and 59.

  • msValue − A number between 0 and 999, representing the milliseconds.

If you do not specify the msValue parameter, the value returned from the getMilliseconds method is used. If a parameter you specify is outside of the expected range, setSeconds attempts to update the date information in the Date object accordingly. For example, if you use 100 for secondsValue, the minutes stored in the Date object will be incremented by 1, and 40 will be used for seconds.


Try the following example.

      <title>JavaScript setSeconds Method</title>
      <script type="text/javascript">
         var dt = new Date( "Aug 28, 2008 23:30:00" );
         dt.setSeconds( 80 );
         document.write( dt ); 


Thu Aug 28 2008 23:31:20 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)