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date.setTime

The setTime() method sets the Date object to the time represented by a number of milliseconds since January 1, 1970, 00:00:00 UTC.

Syntax

dateObj.setTime(timeValue)

Parameters

timeValue
An integer representing the number of milliseconds since 1 January 1970, 00:00:00 UTC.

Return value

The number of milliseconds between 1 January 1970 00:00:00 UTC and the updated date (effectively, the value of the argument).

Description

Use the setTime() method to help assign a date and time to another Date object.

Examples

Using setTime()

var theBigDay = new Date('July 1, 1999');
var sameAsBigDay = new Date();
sameAsBigDay.setTime(theBigDay.getTime());

Specifications

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

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

See also

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