This MySQL function is synonymous with LOCALTIME( ) and NOW( ).


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).



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. It's synonymous with LOCALTIME( ) and NOW( ).


UPDATE appointments
SET end_time = LOCALTIME( )
WHERE appt_id = '8839';