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MySQL | CURRENT_TIME method

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schedule Jul 1, 2022
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MySQL's CURRENT_TIME(~) method returns the current time in the session time zone.

Parameters

1. fsp | number | optional

The fractional seconds precision, that is the number of digits to use to store microseconds.

This can take the range 0 - 6. Defaults to fsp=0.

Return value

Case

Return Value

Example

NOT used in numeric context

CURRENT_TIME()

'hh:mm:ss' (string)

Used in numeric context

CURRENT_TIME() + 0

hhmmss (number)

Examples

String context

To return the current time in the session time zone:

SELECT CURRENT_TIME();
+----------------+
| CURRENT_TIME() |
+----------------+
| 15:46:16 |
+----------------+

Numeric context

To return the current time in numeric context:

SELECT CURRENT_TIME() + 0;
+--------------------+
| CURRENT_TIME() + 0 |
+--------------------+
| 154652 |
+--------------------+

Fractional seconds

To specify the fractional seconds precision:

SELECT CURRENT_TIME(6);
+-----------------+
| CURRENT_TIME(6) |
+-----------------+
| 15:46:37.022314 |
+-----------------+

We can see that microseconds (part after the .) is returned to 6 digits precision.

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