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JavaScript - Date setUTCFullYear() Method


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


Its syntax is as follows −

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

Note − Parameters in the bracket are always optional.

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. If a parameter you specify is outside of the expected range, setUTCFullYear attempts to update the other parameters and the date information in the Date object accordingly. For example, if you specify 15 for monthValue, the year is incremented by 1 (year + 1), and 3 is used for the month.


Try the following example.

      <title>JavaScript setUTCFullYear Method</title>
      <script type = "text/javascript">
         var dt = new Date( "Aug 28, 2008 23:30:00" );
         dt.setUTCFullYear( 2006 );
         document.write( dt );


Mon Aug 28 2006 23:30:00 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)