JavaScript - Date setFullYear() Method


Javascript date setFullYear() method sets the full year for a specified date according to local time.


Its syntax is as follows −

Date.setFullYear(yearValue[, monthValue[, dayValue]])

Parameter Detail

  • yearValue − An integer specifying the numeric value of the year, for example, 2008.

  • monthValue − An integer between 0 and 11 representing the months January through December.

  • dayValue − An integer between 1 and 31 representing the day of the month. If you specify the dayValue parameter, you must also specify the monthValue.

If you do not specify the monthValue and dayValue parameters, the values returned from the getMonth and getDate methods are used.


Try the following example.

      <title>JavaScript setFullYear Method</title>
      <script type = "text/javascript">
         var dt = new Date( "Aug 28, 2008 23:30:00" );
         dt.setFullYear( 2000 );
         document.write( dt );


Mon Aug 28 2000 23:30:00 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)