JavaScript | date.getMinutes() Method

The date.getMinutes() is an inbuilt function in JavaScript which is used to fetch the minutes from given Date object.
Syntax:

DateObj.getMinutes()

In the above syntax, DateObj is a valid Date object created using Date() conctructor from which we want to fetch minutes.

Parameter: This function does not takes any parameter. It is just used along with a Date Object from which we want to fetch Minutes.

Return Value: It returns the minutes for the given Date Object. Minutes is an integer value ranging from 0 to 59.

Below program illustrate the getMinutes() method:

  • Example 1:
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    <script>
      // Here a date has been assigned 
      // while creating Date object
      var DateObj = new Date('October 15, 1996 05:35:32');
      
      // minutes from above DateObj is being 
      // extracted using getMinutes().
      var minutes = DateObj.getMinutes();
      
      // Printing minute.
      document.write(minutes);
    </script>

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    Output:

    35

Errors and Exceptions:

  • Example 1: Here date of the month must lie in between 1 to 31 because no date have month greater than 31 that is why it returns NaN i.e, not a number because the date for the month does not exit, minutes will not be existed when date of the month is given as 33 i.e, greater then 31.
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    <script>
      // Here a date has been assigned 
      // while creating Date object
      var DateObj = new Date('October 35, 1996 05:35:32');
      
      // minutes from above DateObj is 
      // being extracted using getMinutes()
      var minutes = DateObj.getMinutes();
      
      // Printing minutes
      document.write(minutes);
    </script>

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    Output:

    NaN
  • Example 2: If minutes is not given, it returns zero (0).
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    <script>
      // Here a date has been assigned 
      // while creating Date object
      var DateObj = new Date('October 12, 1996');
      
      // minutes from above DateObj is 
      // being extracted using getMinutes()
      var minutes = DateObj.getMinutes();
      
      // Printing minutes
      document.write(minutes);
    </script>

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    Output:

    0
  • Example 3: If nothing as parameter is given, it returns present minute.
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    <script>
      // Creating a date object
      var DateObj = new Date();
      
      // minutes from above DateObj is 
      // being extracted using getMinutes()
      var minute = DateObj.getMinutes();
      
      // Printing current minute
      document.write(minute);
    </script>

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    Output:

    23

Application:It has many applications such as getting current Minute. Below program shows one of the applications of this function. It gives the current Minutes.

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    <script>
      // Creating a date object
      var DateObj = new Date();
      
      // minutes from above DateObj is 
      // being extracted using getMinutes()
      var minute = DateObj.getMinutes();
      
      // Printing current minute
      document.write(minute);
    </script>

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    Output:

    23
  • Supported Browsers: The browsers supported by JavaScript date.getMinutes() Method are listed below:

    • Google Chrome
    • Internet Explorer
    • Firefox
    • Opera
    • Safari


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