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


dateObj.setUTCMinutes( 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 numMilli is used.
Optional. A numeric value equal to the milliseconds value.


The following example illustrates the use of the setUTCMinutes method:

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


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, JavaScript 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.

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