Date setSeconds() Method - Javascript Date

Javascript examples for Date:setSeconds


The setSeconds() method sets the seconds of a date object.

This method can also be used to set the milliseconds.


date.setSeconds(sec, millisec);

Parameter Values

Parameter Description
sec Required. An integer representing the seconds
millisec Optional. An integer representing the milliseconds

sec expected values are 0-59, but other values are allowed:

  • -1 sets the last second of the previous minute
  • 60 sets the first second of the next minute

millisec expected values are 0-999, but other values are allowed:

  • -1 sets the last millisecond of the previous second
  • 1000 sets the first millisecond of the next second

Return Value:

A Number, representing the number of milliseconds between the date object and midnight January 1 1970

The following code shows how to Set the seconds to 35:

Demo Code

ResultView the demo in separate window

<!DOCTYPE html>

<button onclick="myFunction()">Test</button>

<p id="demo"></p>

function myFunction() {//from www  .ja va  2  s  .  c  o m
    var d = new Date();
    d.setSeconds(35, 825);
    var s = d.getSeconds();
    var ms = d.getMilliseconds();
    var x = document.getElementById("demo");
    x.innerHTML = s + ":" + ms;


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