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MySQL | NOW method

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schedule Jul 1, 2022
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MySQL's NOW(~) method returns the current date and time in the configured timezone.

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

NOW()

'YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm:ss' (string)

Used in numeric context

NOW() + 0

YYYYMMDDhhmmss (number)

Examples

String context

To return the current date and time as a string:

SELECT NOW();
+---------------------+
| NOW() |
+---------------------+
| 2020-04-12 23:26:59 |
+---------------------+

Number context

To return the current date and time as a number:

SELECT NOW() + 0;
+----------------+
| NOW() + 0 |
+----------------+
| 20200412233419 |
+----------------+

Fractional seconds

To return the current date and time with microseconds up to 6 digits:

SELECT NOW(6);
+----------------------------+
| NOW(6) |
+----------------------------+
| 2020-04-16 16:00:57.659172 |
+----------------------------+

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

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