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date.getUTCFullYear

The getUTCFullYear() method returns the year in the specified date according to universal time.

Syntax

dateObj.getUTCFullYear()

Return value

A number representing the year in the given date according to universal time.

Description

The value returned by getUTCFullYear() is an absolute number that is compliant with year-2000, for example, 1995.

Examples

Using getUTCFullYear()

The following example assigns the four-digit value of the current year to the variable year.

var today = new Date();
var year = today.getUTCFullYear();

Specifications

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Desktop
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
getUTCFullYear 1 12 1 4 4 1
Mobile
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
getUTCFullYear 1 18 4 10.1 1 1.0
Server
Node.js
getUTCFullYear 0.1.100

See also

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https://wiki.developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Reference/Global_Objects/Date/getUTCFullYear