setMinutes Method (Date) (JavaScript)

Sets the minutes value in the Date object using local time.


dateObj.setMinutes(numMinutes[, numSeconds[, numMilli]])   


Required. Any Date object.

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

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

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 not specified, JavaScript uses the value returned from the getSeconds method.

To set the minutes value using Universal Coordinated Time (UTC), use the setUTCMinutes 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" and setMinutes(90) is called, the date is changed to "Jan 5, 1996 01:30:00." Negative numbers have a similar behavior.


The following example illustrates the use of the setMinutes method.

function SetMinutesDemo(nmin, nsec){  
   var d, s;                     // Declare variables.  
   d = new Date();               // Create Date object.  
   d.setMinutes(nmin, nsec);     // Set minutes.  
   s = "Current setting is " + d.toLocaleString()   
   return(s);                    // Return new setting.  


Supported in the following document modes: Quirks, Internet Explorer 6 standards, Internet Explorer 7 standards, Internet Explorer 8 standards, Internet Explorer 9 standards, Internet Explorer 10 standards, Internet Explorer 11 standards. Also supported in Store apps (Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.1). See Version Information.

Applies To: Date Object

See Also

getMinutes Method (Date)
getUTCMinutes Method (Date)
setUTCMinutes Method (Date)