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

SYSDATE Function

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

Note

SYSDATE returns the start date and time for the current transaction, not for the start of the current statement.

Syntax

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SYSDATE
This function requires no arguments.

Return Type

TIMESTAMP

Examples

The following example uses the SYSDATE function to return the full time stamp for the current date:

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select sysdate; timestamp ---------------------------- 2008-12-04 16:10:43.976353 (1 row)

The following example uses the SYSDATE function inside the TRUNC function to return the current date without the time:

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

The following query returns sales information for dates that fall between the date when the query is issued and whatever date is 120 days earlier:

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select salesid, pricepaid, trunc(saletime) as saletime, trunc(sysdate) as now from sales where saletime between trunc(sysdate)-120 and trunc(sysdate) order by saletime asc; salesid | pricepaid | saletime | now ---------+-----------+------------+------------ 91535 | 670.00 | 2008-08-07 | 2008-12-05 91635 | 365.00 | 2008-08-07 | 2008-12-05 91901 | 1002.00 | 2008-08-07 | 2008-12-05 ...