Date.prototype.getFullYear()

Summary

The getFullYear() method returns the year of the specified date according to local time.

Use this method instead of the getYear() method.

Syntax

dateObj.getFullYear() 

Parameters

None.

Returns

The value returned by getFullYear() is an absolute number. For dates between the years 1000 and 9999, getFullYear() returns a four-digit number, for example, 1995. Use this function to make sure a year is compliant with years after 2000.

Examples

Example: Using getFullYear

The following example assigns the four-digit value of the current year to the variable yr.

var today = new Date();
var yr = today.getFullYear(); 

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript 1st Edition. Implemented in JavaScript 1.3 Standard Initial definition.
ECMAScript Language Specification 5.1th Edition (ECMA-262) Standard  
ECMAScript Language Specification 6th Edition (ECMA-262) Draft  

Browser compatibility

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