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


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


An integer specifying the numeric value of the year, for example, 1995.
An integer between 0 and 11 representing the months January through December.
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 getUTCMonth() and getUTCDate() 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.


Example: Using setUTCFullYear

var theBigDay = new Date();


Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript 1st Edition. Implemented in JavaScript 1.3 Standard Initial definition.
ECMAScript 5.1 (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Date.prototype.setUTCFullYear' in that specification.
ECMAScript 6 (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Date.prototype.setUTCFullYear' in that specification.

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