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JavaScript Date setUTCMinutes() Method

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  • Last Updated : 02 Jan, 2023
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The date.setUTCMinutes() method is used to set minutes according to universal time into a date object which is created using the Date() constructor. 

Syntax:

DateObj.setUTCMinutes(Minutes_Value);

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

  • minutes_Value: This parameter holds the value of minutes that we want to set in the date created using the Date() constructor.

Return values: It returns the new i.e updated minute which is set by setUTCMinutes() method. 

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

Below are examples of Date setUTCMinutes() method.

Example 1: 

javascript




// 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-3:00');
  
// New minute of 52 is being set in above Date
// Object with the help of setUTCMinutes() method
dateobj.setUTCMinutes(52);
  
// New minute from above Date Object is
// being extracted using getUTCMinutes()
var B = dateobj.getUTCMinutes();
  
// Printing new minute
console.log(B);

Output:

52

Example 2: If in Date() constructor we do not give any minute while creating the Date object, still setUTCMinutes() method will be able to set new minute according to universal time in the created Date object. 

javascript




// Here minute has not been assigned according to
// universal time while creating Date object
var dateobj = new Date('October 13, 1996 GMT-3:00');
  
// New minute of 51 is being set in above Date
// Object with the help of setUTCMinutes() method
dateobj.setUTCMinutes(51);
  
// New minute from above Date Object is
// being extracted using getUTCMinutes()
var B = dateobj.getUTCMinutes();
  
// Printing new minute
document.write(B);

Output:

51

Example 3: If nothing as a parameter is given in the Date() constructor, still setUTCMinutes() method will be able to set minutes but a month, year, date, etc remains current ones. Here 42 is the new minutes, 3 is the current month i.e April, 1 is the current date and 2018 is the current year. 

javascript




// Here nothing has been assigned according to
// universal time while creating Date object
var dateobj = new Date();
  
// New minute of 42 is being set in above Date
// Object with the help of setUTCMinutes() method
dateobj.setUTCMinutes(42);
  
// Minutes from above Date Object is
// being extracted using getUTCMinutes()
var B = dateobj.getUTCMinutes();
  
// Month from above Date Object is
// being extracted using getUTCMonth()
var C = dateobj.getUTCMonth();
  
// Date from above Date Object is
// being extracted using getUTCDate()
var D = dateobj.getUTCDate();
  
// Year from above Date Object is
// being extracted using getUTCFullYear()
var E = dateobj.getUTCFullYear();
  
// Printing new minutes
document.write(B);
  
// Printing current month
document.write(C);
  
// Printing current date
console.log(D);
  
// Printing current year
console.log(E);

Output:

42
3
1
2018

Example 4: If value of minute as 66 is given as the parameter of setUTCMinutes() method, it will set 6 as the minute because minute range is from 0 to 59 and hence 66-60=6  , here 60 is subtracted because 0 to 59 is 60. 

javascript




// Here date has been assigned according to
// universal time while creating Date object
var dateobj = 
new Date('October 13, 1996 05:35:32 GMT-3:00');
  
// New minute of 66 is being set in above Date
// Object with the help of setUTCMinutes() method
dateobj.setUTCMinutes(66);
  
// Minute from above Date Object is
// being extracted using getUTCMinutes()
var B = dateobj.getUTCMinutes();
  
// Hour from above Date Object is
// being extracted using getUTCHours()
var C = dateobj.getUTCHours();
  
// Printing new minute
console.log(B);
  
// Printing hour
console.log(C);

Output:

6
6

We have a complete list of Javascript Date Objects, to check those please go through this Javascript Date Object Complete reference article.

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

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

We have a Cheat Sheet on Javascript where we covered all the important topics of Javascript to check those please go through Javascript Cheat Sheet-A Basic guide to JavaScript.


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