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JavaScript setUTCSeconds() Method

Date Object Reference JavaScript Date Object

Example

Set the seconds to 35, according to UTC time:

var d = new Date();
d.setUTCSeconds(35);

The result of d will be:


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Definition and Usage

The setUTCSeconds() method sets the seconds of a date object, according to UTC time time.

This method can also be used to set the milliseconds.

Tip: The Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) is the time set by the World Time Standard.

Note: UTC time is the same as GMT time.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The setUTCSeconds() method is supported in all major browsers.


Syntax

Date.setUTCSeconds(sec,millisec)

Parameter Values

Parameter Description
sec Required. An integer representing the seconds

Expected values are 0-59, but other values are allowed:

  • -1 will result in the last second of the previous minute
  • 60 will result in the first second of the next minute
millisec Optional. An integer representing the milliseconds

Expected values are 0-999, but other values are allowed:

  • -1 will result in the last millisecond of the previous second
  • 1000 will result in the first millisecond of the next second

Return Value

Type Description
Number Milliseconds between the date object and midnight January 1 1970

Technical Details

JavaScript Version: 1.3


More Examples

Example

Set both the seconds and milliseconds, according to UTC:

var d = new Date();
d.setUTCSeconds(35,825);
var n = d.getUTCSeconds() + ":" + d.getUTCMilliseconds();

The result of n will be:


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