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JavaScript | Set Date Methods

  • Last Updated : 01 Mar, 2019

There are various methods to set the date in JavaScript. The data values can be set like years, months, days, hours, minutes, seconds, milliseconds for a Date Object.

Method:

  • setDate(): It is used to set the day as a number (1-31).
  • setFullYear(): It is used to set the year (optionally month and day).
  • setHours(): It is used to set the hour (0-23).
  • setMilliseconds(): It is used to set the milliseconds (0-999).
  • setMinutes(): It is used to set the minutes (0-59).
  • setMonth(): It is used to set the month (0-11).
  • setSeconds(): It is used to set the seconds (0-59).
  • setTime(): It is used to set the time.
  • The setSeconds() Method: The setSeconds() method sets the seconds of a date object (0-59).

    Example:




    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html>
      
    <head
        <title>
            JavaScript setSeconds() method
        </title>
    </head
      
    <body style="text-align:center;">
      
        <h1>GeeksForGeeks</h1>
              
        <h2>JavaScript setSeconds()</h2>
      
        <p id="GFG"></p>
          
        <!-- Script to use setSeconds method -->
        <script>
            var d = new Date();
            d.setSeconds(22);
            document.getElementById("GFG").innerHTML = d;
        </script>
    </body>
      
    </html>                    

    Output:

  • The setMinutes() Method: The setMinutes() method sets the minutes of a date object (0-59).

    Example:




    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html>
      
    <head
        <title>
            JavaScript setMinutes() method
        </title>
    </head
      
    <body style="text-align:center;">
      
        <h1>GeeksForGeeks</h1>
              
        <h2>JavaScript setMinutes()</h2>
      
        <p id="GFG"></p>
          
        <!-- Script to use setMinutes method -->
        <script>
            var d = new Date();
            d.setMinutes(2);
            document.getElementById("GFG").innerHTML = d;
        </script>
    </body>
      
    </html>                    

    Output:

  • The setHours() Method: The setHours() method sets the hours of a date object (0-23).

    Example:






    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html>
      
    <head
        <title>
            JavaScript setHours() method
        </title>
    </head
      
    <body style="text-align:center;">
      
        <h1>GeeksForGeeks</h1>
              
        <h2>JavaScript setHours()</h2>
      
        <p id="GFG"></p>
          
        <!-- Script to use setHours() method -->
        <script>
            var d = new Date();
            d.setHours(2);
            document.getElementById("GFG").innerHTML = d;
        </script>
    </body>
      
    </html>                    

    Output:

  • The setDate() Method: The setDate() method in JavaScript is used to set the day of a date object (1-31).

    Example:




    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html>
      
    <head
        <title>
            JavaScript setDate() method
        </title>
    </head
      
    <body style="text-align:center;">
      
        <h1>GeeksForGeeks</h1>
              
        <h2>JavaScript setDate()</h2>
      
        <p id="GFG"></p>
          
        <!-- Script to use setDate method -->
        <script>
            var d = new Date();
            d.setDate(5);
            document.getElementById("GFG").innerHTML = d;
        </script>
    </body>
      
    </html>                    

    Output:

  • The setFullYear() Method: The setFullYear() method in JavaScript is used to set the year of a date object.

    Example:




    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html>
      
    <head
        <title>
            JavaScript setFullYear() method
        </title>
    </head
      
    <body style="text-align:center;">
      
        <h1>GeeksForGeeks</h1>
              
        <h2>JavaScript setFullYear()</h2>
      
        <p id="GFG"></p>
          
        <!-- Script to use setFullYear method -->
        <script>
            var d = new Date();
            d.setFullYear(2020);
            document.getElementById("GFG").innerHTML = d;
        </script>
    </body>
      
    </html>                    

    Output:

  • The setMonth() Method: The setMonth() method in JavaScript is used to set the month of a date object (0-11).

    Example:




    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html>
      
    <head
        <title>
            JavaScript setMonth() method
        </title>
    </head
      
    <body style="text-align:center;">
      
        <h1>GeeksForGeeks</h1>
              
        <h2>JavaScript setMonth()</h2>
      
        <p id="GFG"></p>
          
        <!-- Script to use setMonth method -->
        <script>
            var d = new Date();
            d.setMonth(5);
            document.getElementById("GFG").innerHTML = d;
        </script>
    </body>
      
    </html>                    

    Output:




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