Date.prototype.setUTCFullYear()

Summary

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

Syntax

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

Parameters

yearValue
An integer specifying the numeric value of the year, for example, 1995.
monthValue
An integer between 0 and 11 representing the months January through December.
dayValue
An integer between 1 and 31 representing the day of the month. If you specify the dayValue parameter, you must also specify the monthValue.

Description

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.

Examples

Example: Using setUTCFullYear

var theBigDay = new Date();
theBigDay.setUTCFullYear(1997);

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

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