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JavaScript Date getUTCFullYear() Method

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  • Last Updated : 07 Nov, 2022
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The date.getUTCFullYear() method is used to fetch the year according to universal time from a given Date object.

Syntax:  

DateObj.getUTCFullYear();

Parameter: This method does not take any parameter. It is just used along with a Date Object from which we want to fetch year according to universal time.

Return Values: It returns the year for the given date object DateObj according to universal time. 

Note: The DateObj is a valid Date object created using Date() constructor from which we want to fetch the year according to universal time.

Below is an example of Date getUTCFullYear() method. 

Example: 

javascript




<script>
   // Here a date has been assigned according
   // to universal time while creating Date object
   var dateobj =
   new Date('October 15, 1996 05:35:32 GMT+11:00');
 
   // year from above date object is
   // being extracted using getUTCFullYear().
   var B = dateobj.getUTCFullYear();
 
   // Printing year according to universal time.
   console.log(B);                   
</script>

Output: 

1996

More codes for the above method are as follows:

Program 1: The date of the month should lie between 1 to 31 because none of the months have a date greater than 31 that is why it returns NaN i.e, not a number because the date for the month does not exist. If the date for the month does not exist, the year will also not be existed. 

javascript




<script>
   // Here a date has been assigned according
   // to universal time while creating Date object
   var dateobj =
   new Date('October 45, 1996 05:35:32 GMT+11:00');
 
   // Year from above date object is
   // being extracted using getUTCFullYear().
   var B = dateobj.getUTCFullYear();
 
   // Printing year according to universal time.
  console.log(B);
</script>

Output: 
 

NaN

Program 2: If nothing as a parameter is given to the Date() constructor, the getUTCFullYear() function returns the current year according to universal time. 

javascript




<script>
   // Creating Date object
   var dateobj = new Date();
 
   // Year from above date object is
   // being extracted using getUTCFullYear().
   var B = dateobj.getUTCFullYear();
 
   // Printing current year
   // according to universal time.
   console.log(B);
</script>

Output: 

2018

Supported Browsers: The browsers supported by JavaScript Date getUTCFullYear() 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

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