JavaScript Date setSeconds() Method

Below is the example of Date setSeconds() 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 second of 52 is being set in above Date
       // Object with the help of setSeconds() method
       dateobj.setSeconds(52);
      
       // New second from above Date Object is
       // being extracted using getSeconds()
       var B = dateobj.getSeconds();
      
       // Printing new Second
       document.write(B);
    </script>

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  • Output:
    52

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

Syntax:

DateObj.setSeconds(seconds_Value)

Parameter: This method accepts a single parameters as mentioned above and described below:

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

Return Value: It returns the new Date with updated second which is set by setSeconds() method.



Note: The DateObj is a valid Date object created using Date() constructor in which we want to set the second. Value of second is from 0 to 59.

More codes for the above method are as follows:

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

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<script>
   // Here second has not been assigned
   // while creating Date object
   var dateobj = new Date('October 13, 1996');
  
   // New second of 51 is being set in above Date
   // Object with the help of setSeconds() method
   dateobj.setSeconds(51);
  
   // New second from above Date Object is
   // being extracted using getSeconds()
   var B = dateobj.getSeconds();
  
   // Printing new Second
   document.write(B);
</script>

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Output:

51

Example 2: If nothing as parameter is given in Date() constructor, still setSeconds() method set second but month, year, date etc become current ones. Here 42 is the new second, 3 is the current month i.e April, 1 is the current date and 2018 is the current year.

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<script>
   // Here nothing has been assigned
   // while creating Date object
   var dateobj = new Date();
  
   // New second of 42 is being set in above Date
   // Object with the help of setSeconds() method
   dateobj.setSeconds(42);
  
   // Seconds from above Date Object is
   // being extracted using getSeconds()
   var B = dateobj.getSeconds();
  
   // 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();
  
   // Year from above Date Object is
   // being extracted using getFullYear()
   var E = dateobj.getFullYear();
  
   // Printing new seconds
   document.write(B + "<br />");
     
   // Printing current month
   document.write(C + "<br />");
  
   // Printing current date
   document.write(D + "<br />");
  
   // Printing current year
   document.write(E);
</script>

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Output:

42
3
1
2018

Example 3: If value of second 66 is given as the parameter of setSeconds() function, It will set 6 as the second because second range is from 0 to 59 and ( 66%60 = 6).
Here 6 is the new second and minutes become 36 from 35 because the second range is from 0 to 59. So when 66 is passed as a parameter to the setSeconds() function, it will set the seconds in the respective Date object to (66%60 = 6) and will increment the minutes in the respective Date object by (66/60 = 1).

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<script>
   // Here date has been assigned
   // while creating Date object
   var dateobj = 
   new Date('October 13, 1996 05:35:32');
  
   // New second of 66 is being set in above Date
   // Object with the help of setSeconds() function
   dateobj.setSeconds(66);
  
   // Seconds from above Date Object is
   // being extracted using getSeconds()
   var B = dateobj.getSeconds();
  
   // Minute from above Date Object is
   // being extracted using getMinutes()
   var C = dateobj.getMinutes();
  
   // Printing new seconds
   document.write(B + "<br />");
  
   // Printing minutes
   document.write(C);
</script>

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Output:

6
36

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

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

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