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JavaScript - Date setUTCSeconds() Method


Javascript date setUTCSeconds() method sets the seconds for a specified date according to universal time.


Its syntax is as follows −

Date.setUTCSeconds(secondsValue[, msValue])

Note − Parameters in the bracket are always optional

Parameter Detail

  • secondsValue − An integer between 0 and 59, representing the seconds.

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

If you do not specify the msValue parameter, the value returned from the getUTCMilliseconds methods is used.

If a parameter you specify is outside the expected range, setUTCSeconds 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 setUTCSeconds Method</title>
      <script type = "text/javascript">
         var dt = new Date( "Aug 28, 2008 13:30:00" );
         dt.setUTCSeconds( 65 );
         document.write( dt );


Thu Aug 28 2008 13:31:05 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)