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date.setSeconds

The setSeconds() method sets the seconds for a specified date according to local time.

Syntax

dateObj.setSeconds(secondsValue[, msValue])

Versions prior to JavaScript 1.3

dateObj.setSeconds(secondsValue)

Parameters

secondsValue
An integer between 0 and 59, representing the seconds.
msValue Optional
Optional. A number between 0 and 999, representing the milliseconds.

Return value

The number of milliseconds between 1 January 1970 00:00:00 UTC and the updated date.

Description

If you do not specify the msValue parameter, the value returned from the getMilliseconds() method is used.

If a parameter you specify is outside of the expected range, setSeconds() attempts to update the date information in the Date object accordingly. For example, if you use 100 for secondsValue, the minutes stored in the Date object will be incremented by 1, and 40 will be used for seconds.

Examples

Using setSeconds()

var theBigDay = new Date();
theBigDay.setSeconds(30);

Specifications

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Desktop
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
setSeconds 1 12 1 3 3 1
Mobile
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
setSeconds 1 18 4 10.1 1 1.0
Server
Node.js
setSeconds 0.1.100

See also

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