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  • Last Updated : 12 Oct, 2021
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Below is the example of Date getSeconds() method. 
 

  • Example: 
     

javascript




<script>
  // Here a date has been assigned
  // while creating Date object
  var DateObj = new Date('October 15, 1996 05:35:32');
 
  // second from above Date object is being
  // extracted using getSeconds()
  var sec = DateObj.getSeconds();
 
  // Printing second
  document.write(sec);
</script>


  • Output: 
     
32

The date.getSeconds() method is used to fetch the seconds from given Date object.
Syntax: 
 

DateObj.getSeconds()

Parameter: This function does not accept any parameter. 
Return Values: It returns the second for the given date object. Seconds is an integer value ranging from 0 to 59.
More codes for the above method are as follows:
Program 1: Here 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 if date for the month does not exist. 
 

javascript




<script>
  // Here a date has been assigned
  // while creating Date object
  var DateObj = new Date('October 33, 1996 05:35:32');
 
  // second from above Date object is being
  // extracted using getSeconds()
  var sec = DateObj.getSeconds();
 
  // Printing second
  document.write(sec);
</script>


Output: 
 

NaN

Program 2: If second is not given, it returns zero (0). 
 

javascript




<script>
  // Here a date has been assigned
  // while creating Date object
  var DateObj = new Date('October 13, 1996 05:35');
 
  // second from above Date object is being
  // extracted using getSeconds()
  var sec = DateObj.getSeconds();
 
  // Printing second
  document.write(sec);
</script>


Output: 
 

0

Program 3: If nothing as parameter is given to the Date() constructor, it returns current second. 
 

javascript




<script>
  // Creating a Date Object
  var DateObj = new Date();
 
  // second from above Date object is being
  // extracted using getSeconds()
  var sec = DateObj.getSeconds();
 
  // Printing second
  document.write(sec);
</script>


Output: 
 

8

Program 4: If second is 88, it return 0 as exception because seconds range is in between 0 to 59 and 88 is out of this range. 
 

javascript




<script>
  // Here a date has been assigned
  // while creating Date object
  var DateObj = new Date('October 13, 1996 05:35:88');
 
  // second from above Date object is being
  // extracted using getSeconds()
  var sec = DateObj.getSeconds();
 
  // Printing second
  document.write(sec);
</script>


Output: 
 

0

Supported Browsers: The browsers supported by JavaScript Date getSeconds() method are listed below: 
 

  • Google Chrome 1 and above
  • Edge 12 and above
  • Firefox 1 and above
  • Internet Explorer 4 and above
  • Opera 3 and above
  • Safari 1 and above

 


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