JavaScript Date setFullYear() Method

Below is the example of Date setFullYear() method.

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    <script>
       // Here a date has been assigned
       // while creating Date object
       var dateobj =
       new Date('October 13, 1996 05:35:32');
      
       // New year 1992 is being set in above Date
       // Object with the help of setFullYear() method
       dateobj.setFullYear(1992);
      
       // New year from above Date Object is
       // being extracted using getFullYear()
       var B = dateobj.getFullYear();
      
       // Printing new year
       document.write(B);
    </script>

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  • Output:
    1992

The date.setFullYear() method is used to set year into a date object which is created using Date() constructor.

Syntax:

DateObj.setFullYear(year_Value)

Parameter: This method accept a single parameter as mentioned above and described below:

  • year_Value: This parameter holds the value of year which is used to set in Date() constructor.

Return Value: It returns the new date with updated year which is set by setFullYear() method.



Note: The DateObj is a valid Date object created using Date() constructor in which we want to set the year.

More codes for the above method are as follows:

Program 1: If in Date() constructor we do not give any year, still setFullYear() method set new year which is given as its parameter.

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<script>
   // Here year has not been assigned
   // while creating Date object
   var dateobj = 
   new Date('October 13, 05:35:32');
  
   // new year 1992 is being set in above Date
   // Object with the help of setFullYear() method
   dateobj.setFullYear(1992);
  
   // New year from above Date Object is
   // being extracted using getFullYear()
   var B = dateobj.getFullYear();
  
   // Printing new year
   document.write(B);
</script>

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Output:

1992

Program 2: If nothing as parameter is given in Date() constructor, still setFullYear() method set year but month and date become current ones. Here in output 2 is the month of March because month name start from 0 to 11 i.e, 0 for January and 11 for December and 30 is the current date.

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<script>
   // Here nothing has been assigned
   // while creating Date object
   var dateobj = new Date();
  
   // new year 2007 is being set in above Date
   // Object with the help of setFullYear() method
   dateobj.setFullYear(2007);
  
   // Year from above Date Object is
   // being extracted using getFullYear()
   var B = dateobj.getFullYear();
  
   // Month from above Date Object is
   // being extracted using getMonth()
   var C = dateobj.getMonth();
  
   // Date from above Date Object is
   // being extracted using getDate()
   var D = dateobj.getDate();
  
   // Printing new year
   document.write(B + "<"<br />">");
  
   // Printing current month
   document.write(C + "<"<br />">");
  
   // Printing current date
   document.write(D);
</script>

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Output:

2007
2
30

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

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

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