JavaScript Date getSeconds() Method

Below is the example of Date getSeconds() method.

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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');
      
      // second from above Date object is being 
      // extracted using getSeconds()
      var sec = DateObj.getSeconds();
      
      // Printing second
      document.write(sec);
    </script>

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  • Output:
    32

The date.getSeconds() method is used to fetch the seconds from given Date object.

Syntax:

DateObj.getSeconds()

Parameter: This function does not accept any parameter.

Return Values: It returns the second for the given date object. Seconds is an integer value ranging from 0 to 59.



More codes for the above method are as follows:

Program 1: Here the date of the month should must lie in between 1 to 31 because none of the month have date greater than 31 that is why it returns NaN i.e, not a number because if date for the month does not exist.

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<script>
  // Here a date has been assigned 
  // while creating Date object
  var DateObj = new Date('October 33, 1996 05:35:32');
  
  // second from above Date object is being 
  // extracted using getSeconds()
  var sec = DateObj.getSeconds();
  
  // Printing second
  document.write(sec);
</script>

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Output:

NaN

Program 2: If second 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 13, 1996 05:35');
  
  // second from above Date object is being 
  // extracted using getSeconds()
  var sec = DateObj.getSeconds();
  
  // Printing second
  document.write(sec);
</script>

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Output:

0

Program 3: If nothing as parameter is given to the Date() constructor, it returns current second.

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<script>
  // Creating a Date Object
  var DateObj = new Date();
  
  // second from above Date object is being 
  // extracted using getSeconds()
  var sec = DateObj.getSeconds();
  
  // Printing second
  document.write(sec);
</script>

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Output:

8

Program 4: If second is 88, it return 0 as exception because seconds range is in between 0 to 59 and 88 is out of this range.

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<script>
  // Here a date has been assigned 
  // while creating Date object
  var DateObj = new Date('October 13, 1996 05:35:88');
  
  // second from above Date object is being 
  // extracted using getSeconds()
  var sec = DateObj.getSeconds();
  
  // Printing second
  document.write(sec);
</script>

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Output:

0

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

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

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