CURRENT_DATE( )

This MySQL function is the same as CURDATE().

Syntax

Below is the syntax for this command. Text within square brackets (i.e, [ and ] ) are optional. Choices are separated by bars (i.e, | ). Ellipses preceded by a comma indicates a repeating pattern. Ellipses before or after syntax are used to highlight a relevant except from the larger syntax. Text displayed in italic letters represent text that should be replaced with the specific names related to the database (e.g., column with the name of the column).

CURRENT_DATE( )

Explanation

This function returns the current date. The usual parentheses are not required. It's synonymous with CURDATE( ). You can use both in SELECT statements, as well as INSERT and UPDATE statements to dynamically set values, or in WHERE clauses.

Examples

UPDATE appointment
SET appt_date = CURRENT_DATE( )
WHERE appt_id = '1250';

This statement changes the appointment date for a client that came in today, unexpectedly.