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Sets the year value in the Date object. Deprecated in favor of the setFullYear method.


dateObj.setYear( numYear )
Required. Any Date object.
Required. For the years 1900 through 1999, this is a numeric value equal to the year minus 1900. For dates outside that range, this is a 4-digit numeric value.


This method is obsolete, and is maintained for backwards compatibility only. Use the setFullYear method instead.

To set the year of a Date object to 1997, call setYear(97). To set the year to 2010, call setYear(2010). Finally, to set the year to a year in the range 0-99, use the setFullYear method.

Note – For JavaScript version 1.0, setYear uses a value that is the result of the addition of 1900 to the year value provided by numYear , regardless of the value of the year. For example, to set the year to 1899 numYear is -1 and to set the year 2000 numYear is 100.

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