setUTCMinutes Method

Sets the minutes value in the Date object using Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

function setUTCMinutes(numMinutes : Number [, numSeconds : Number [, numMilli : Number ]])


  • numMinutes
    Required. A numeric value equal to the minutes value. Must be supplied if either of the following arguments is used.

  • numSeconds
    Optional. A numeric value equal to the seconds value. Must be supplied if numMilli is used.

  • numMilli
    Optional. A numeric value equal to the milliseconds value.


All set methods taking optional arguments use the value returned from corresponding get methods, if you do not specify an optional argument. For example, if the numSeconds argument is not specified, JScript uses the value returned from the getUTCSeconds method.

To modify the minutes value using local time, use the setMinutes method.

If the value of an argument is greater than its range, or is a negative number, other stored values are modified accordingly. For example, if the stored date is "Jan 5, 1996 00:00:00.00", and setUTCMinutes(70) is called, the date is changed to "Jan 5, 1996 01:10:00.00."

The setUTCHours method can be used to set the hours, minutes, seconds, and milliseconds.


The following example illustrates the use of the setUTCMinutes method:

function SetUTCMinutesDemo(nmin, nsec){
    var d = new Date();
    d.setUTCMinutes(nmin, nsec);

    var s = d.toUTCString();


Version 3

Applies To:

Date Object

See Also


getMinutes Method

getUTCMinutes Method

setMinutes Method