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Database Developer Guide (API Version 2012-12-01)

GETDATE Function

GETDATE returns the current date and time in the current session time zone (UTC by default).

Syntax

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GETDATE()
The parentheses are required.

Return Type

TIMESTAMP

Examples

The following example uses the GETDATE() function to return the full time stamp for the current date:

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select getdate(); timestamp --------------------- 2008-12-04 16:10:43 (1 row)

The following example uses the GETDATE() function inside the TRUNC function to return the current date without the time:

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select trunc(getdate()); trunc ------------ 2008-12-04 (1 row)