LOCALTIME( )

This MySQL function returns the current system date in yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss format. It's synonymous with LOCALTIMESTAMP( ) and NOW( ).

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).

LOCALTIME( )

Explanation

This function returns the current system date in yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss format. When part of a calculation, the results are in the numeric format of yyyymmddhhmmss.nnnnnn, which has placeholders for macroseconds. The parentheses are not required. It's available as of version 4.0.6 of MySQL and is synonymous with LOCALTIMESTAMP( ) and NOW( ).

Examples

SELECT LOCALTIME( ) AS 'Local Time', 
LOCALTIME( ) + 0 AS 'Local Time as Numeric';

+---------------------+-----------------------+
| Local Time          | Local Time as Numeric |
+---------------------+-----------------------+
| 2007-03-15 01:53:16 | 20070315015316.000000 | 
+---------------------+-----------------------+