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The JavaScript Date getFullYear() Method is used to fetch the year from a given Date object.

Syntax: 

DateObj.getFullYear()

Parameter: This function does not accept any parameters.

Return Values: It returns the year for the given date.

Below is an example of the Date.getFullYear() method. 

Example 1: 

javascript

// Here a date has been assigned
// while creating Date object
let dateobj = new Date('October 15, 1996 05:35:32');
  
// year from above date object is
// being fetched using getFullYear().
let B = dateobj.getFullYear();
  
// Printing year
console.log(B);

                    

Output: 

1996

More codes for the above method are as follows: 

Example 2: If nothing as a parameter is given to the Date() constructor, then the getFullYear() function returns the current year. 

javascript

// Creating Date Object
let dateobj = new Date();
  
// year from above object
// is being fetched using getFullYear().
let B = dateobj.getFullYear();
  
// Printing current year
console.log(B);

                    

Output: 

2022

Example 3: The date of the month must lie between 1 to 31 because a month cannot have more than 31 days. That is why it returns NaN i.e, not a number because the date for the month does not exist. Hence, the Year will not exist when the date of the month is set as 45 or any number which does not lie between 1 to 31.

javascript

// Here a date has been assigned
// while creating Date object
let dateobj = new Date('October 45, 1996 05:35:32');
  
// year from above date object is
// being fetched using getFullYear().
let B = dateobj.getFullYear();
  
// Printing year
console.log(B);

                    

Output: 

NaN

Example 4: It has applications such as getting the current year. It is used on websites to validate the age of the user. 

javascript

// Creating Date Object
let dateobj = new Date();
  
// Year from above object
// is being fetched using getFullYear()
let B = dateobj.getFullYear();
  
// Printing current year
console.log(B);

                    

Output: 

2022

We have a complete list of Javascript Date Objects, to check those please go through this Javascript Date Object Complete referencearticle.

Supported Browsers: The browsers supported by JavaScript Date.getFullYear() method are listed below: 

  • Google Chrome 1 and above
  • Edge 12 and above
  • Firefox 1 and above
  • Internet Explorer 4 and above
  • Opera 4 and above
  • Safari 1 and above

We have a Cheat Sheet on Javascript where we covered all the important topics of Javascript to check those please go through Javascript Cheat Sheet-A Basic guide to JavaScript.



Last Updated : 19 May, 2023
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