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This feature has been removed from the Web. Though some browsers may still support it, it is in the process of being dropped. Do not use it in old or new projects. Pages or Web apps using it may break at any time.


The setYear() method sets the year for a specified date according to local time. Because setYear does not set full years ("year 2000 problem"), it is no longer used and has been replaced by the setFullYear method.




An integer.


If yearValue is a number between 0 and 99 (inclusive), then the year for dateObj is set to 1900 + yearValue. Otherwise, the year for dateObj is set to yearValue.


Example: Using setYear

The first two lines set the year to 1996. The third sets the year to 2000.

var theBigDay = new Date();



Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript 1st Edition. Implemented in JavaScript 1.0 Standard Initial definition.
ECMAScript Language Specification 5.1th Edition (ECMA-262) Standard Defined in the (informative) compatibility annex.
ECMAScript Language Specification 6th Edition (ECMA-262) Draft Defined in the (normative) annex for additional features for web browsers.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

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