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MariaDB CURRENT_TIMESTAMP() Function



The MariaDB CURRENT_TIMESTAMP() function returns the current date and time. It returns the current date and time in the following format:

  • Returns the current date and time as a 'YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS' format, if used in a string context.
  • Returns the current date and time as a YYYYMMDDHHMMSS.uuuuuu format, if used in a numeric context.

The CURRENT_TIMESTAMP(), LOCALTIME(), and LOCALTIMESTAMP() functions are a synonyms for the NOW() function.

Syntax

CURRENT_TIMESTAMP()

Parameters

No parameter is required.

Return Value

Returns the current date and time.

Example 1:

The example below shows the usage of CURRENT_TIMESTAMP() function.

SELECT CURRENT_TIMESTAMP();
Result: '2021-12-27 05:11:57'

SELECT CURRENT_TIMESTAMP() + 0;
Result: 20211227051157

SELECT CURRENT_TIMESTAMP() + 1;
Result: 20211227051158

Example 2:

Consider a database table called EmployeeLogin with the following records:

EmpIDNameLogin Stamp
1John2019-10-25 09:20:38
2Marry2019-10-25 09:21:05
3Jo2019-10-25 09:24:35
4Kim2019-10-25 09:25:24
5Ramesh2019-10-25 09:27:16

To insert a new record in this table, the following query can be used.

INSERT INTO EmployeeLogin 
VALUES (6, 'Suresh', CURRENT_TIMESTAMP());

-- see the result
SELECT * FROM EmployeeLogin;

This will produce a result similar to:

EmpIDNameLogin Stamp
1John2019-10-25 09:20:38
2Marry2019-10-25 09:21:05
3Jo2019-10-25 09:24:35
4Kim2019-10-25 09:25:24
5Ramesh2019-10-25 09:27:16
6Suresh2019-10-25 09:28:19

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