The getYear() function takes a dateTimeValue as an argument, and returns the year value from it.

Return Type

  • Number


<variable> = <dateTimeValue>.getYear();


<variable> = getYear( <dateTimeValue> );


<variable> = <dateTimeValue>.year();


<variable> = year( <dateTimeValue> );
ParameterDescriptionData type
<variable>Variable which will contain the returned number.NUMBER

The date-time value from which the year value will be returned.

The time value is not taken into account while using this function.

A runtime error will be encountered if:

  • the specified 2 digit date value exceeds the number of days in that month.
  • an incorrect month value is specified in 3 or more characters.

The function returns a null value if:

  • the month value is specified in less than 3 characters.
  • the hour value, or the minutes value, or the seconds value is specified in more than 2 digits.
  • the date value is specified in more than 2 digits.
  • the year value has more than 4 digits.

Refer this help document to learn about the supported date-time formats.



currentDate = '01-Jan-2019';
year = currentDate.getYear();          // returns 2019

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