JavaScript | date.getUTCDate() Function

The date.getUTCDate() is an inbuilt function in JavaScript which is used to fetch the date of a month according to universal time from a given Date object.

Syntax:

DateObj.getUTCDate();

In the above syntax, DateObj is a valid Date object created using Date() conctructor from which we want to fetch date of the month according to universal time.



Parameter: This function does not takes any parameter. It is just used along with a Date Object from which we want to fetch date of the month according to universal time.

Return Values: It returns the date of the month for the given date object according to universal time. The date of the month is an integer value ranging from 1 to 31.

Below program illustrate the getUTCDate() method:

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// Here a date has been assigned according to universal
// time while creating Date object
var dateobj = new Date('October 13, 1996 05:35:32 GMT-11:00');
  
// date of the month from above date object
// is being extracted using getUTCDate().
var B = dateobj.getUTCDate();
  
// Printing date of the month
console.log(B);

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Output:

13

Errors and Exceptions:

  • Code #1: 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 date for the month does not exist.
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    // Here a date has been assigned according to universal
    // time while creating Date object
    var dateobj = new Date('October 33, 1996 05:35:32 GMT-11:00');
      
    // date of the month from above date object
    // is being extracted using getUTCDate().
    var B = dateobj.getUTCDate();
      
    // Printing date of the month.
    console.log(B);

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    Output:

    NaN
  • Code #2: If date of the month is not given then by default getUTCDate() function returns 1 according to universal time.It is an exception case.
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    // Here a date has been assigned according to 
    // universal time while creating Date object
    var dateobj = new Date('October 1996 05:35:32 GMT-11:00');
      
    // date of the month from above date object is
    // extracted using getUTCDate().
    var B = dateobj.getUTCDate();
      
    // Printing date of the month.
    console.log(B);

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    Output:

    1
  • Code #3: If nothing as parameter is given, it returns current date according to universal time.
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    // Here a date has been assigned according to universal
    // time while creating Date object.
    var dateobj = new Date();
      
    // date of the month from above date object is
    // extracted using getUTCDate().
    var B = dateobj.getUTCDate();
      
    // Printing current date of the month
    // according to universal time.
    console.log(B);

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    Output:

    22

Application:
It has many applications such as getting current day of the week according to universal time. Below program shows one of the application of this function. It gives the current Day.

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// Here a date has been assigned according to universal
// time while creating Date object.
var dateobj = new Date();
  
// date of the month from above date object is
// extracted using getUTCDate().
var B = dateobj.getUTCDate();
  
// Printing current date of the 
// month according to universal time.
console.log(B);

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Output:

22


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