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MySQL | UTC_TIMESTAMP method

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schedule Jul 1, 2022
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MySQL's UTC_TIMESTAMP(~) method returns the current date and time in the UTC 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

UTC_TIMESTAMP()

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

Used in numeric context

UTC_TIMESTAMP() + 0

YYYYMMDDhhmmss (number)

Examples

String context

To return the current date and time in UTC:

SELECT UTC_TIMESTAMP();
+---------------------+
| UTC_TIMESTAMP() |
+---------------------+
| 2020-04-16 13:33:00 |
+---------------------+

Numeric context

To return the current date and time in UTC as a number:

SELECT UTC_TIMESTAMP() + 0;
+---------------------+
| UTC_TIMESTAMP() + 0 |
+---------------------+
| 20200416133316 |
+---------------------+

Fractional seconds

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

SELECT UTC_TIMESTAMP(6);
+----------------------------+
| UTC_TIMESTAMP(6) |
+----------------------------+
| 2020-04-16 13:33:30.447586 |
+----------------------------+

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

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