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The setSeconds() method sets the seconds for a specified date according to local time.

Syntax

dateObj.setSeconds(secondsValue[, msValue])

Versions prior to JavaScript 1.3

dateObj.setSeconds(secondsValue)

Parameters

secondsValue
An integer between 0 and 59, representing the seconds.
msValue
Optional. A number between 0 and 999, representing the milliseconds.

Return value

The number of milliseconds between 1 January 1970 00:00:00 UTC and the updated date.

Description

If you do not specify the msValue parameter, the value returned from the getMilliseconds() method is used.

If a parameter you specify is outside of the expected range, setSeconds() 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.

Examples

Using setSeconds()

var theBigDay = new Date();
theBigDay.setSeconds(30);

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript 1st Edition (ECMA-262) Standard Initial definition. Implemented in JavaScript 1.0.
ECMAScript 5.1 (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Date.prototype.setSeconds' in that specification.
Standard  
ECMAScript 2015 (6th Edition, ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Date.prototype.setSeconds' in that specification.
Standard  
ECMAScript Latest Draft (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Date.prototype.setSeconds' in that specification.
Draft  

Browser compatibility

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

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