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JavaScript | date.getUTCFullYear() Function

The date.getUTCFullYear() is an inbuilt function in JavaScript which is used to fetch the year according to universal time from a given Date object.

Syntax:

DateObj.getUTCFullYear();

In the above syntax, DateObj is a valid Date object created using Date() conctructor from which we want to fetch year accoding to universal time.

Parameter: This function does not takes any parameter. It is just used along with a Date Object from which we want to fetch year according to universal time.

Return Values: It returns the year for the given date object DateObj according to universal time.



Below program illustrate the getUTCFullYear() method:

// Here a date has been assigned according to universal
// time while creating Date object
var dateobj = new Date('October 15, 1996 05:35:32 GMT+11:00');
  
// year from above date object is
// being extracted using getUTCFullYear().
var B = dateobj.getUTCFullYear();
  
// Printing year according to universal time.
console.log(B);

Output:

1996

Errors and Exceptions:

  • Code #1: The date of the month should must lie in between 1 to 31 because none of the month have date greater than 31 that is why it returns NaN i.e, not a number because date for the month does not exist. If date for the month does not exit, year will also not be existed.
    // Here a date has been assigned according to universal
    // time while creating Date object
    var dateobj = new Date('October 45, 1996 05:35:32 GMT+11:00');
      
    // year from above date object is
    // being extracted using getUTCFullYear().
    var B = dateobj.getUTCFullYear();
      
    // Printing year according to universal time.
    console.log(B);

    Output:

    NaN
  • Code #2: If nothing as parameter is given to the Date() constructor, the getUTCFullYear() function returns the current year according to universal time.
    // Creating Date object
    var dateobj = new Date();
      
    // year from above date object is
    // being extracted using getUTCFullYear().
    var B = dateobj.getUTCFullYear();
      
    // Printing current year 
    // according to universal time.
    console.log(B);

    Output:

    2018

Application: It has many applications such as getting current year according to universal time. Below program shows one of the application of this function. It gives the current year accoding to universal time.

// Here a date has been assigned according to universal
// time while creating Date object
var dateobj = new Date();
  
// year from above date object is
// being extracted using getUTCFullYear().
var B = dateobj.getUTCFullYear();
  
// Printing current year 
// according to universal time.
console.log(B);

Output:

2018


This article is attributed to GeeksforGeeks.org

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