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MySQL SYSDATE function

MySQL SYSDATE() function

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Description

MySQL SYSDATE() returns the current date and time in YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS or YYYYMMDDHHMMSS.uuuuuu format depending on the context of the function.

Note : For example codes using SYSDATE(), your output may vary form the output shown.

Syntax :

SYSDATE()

Pictorial Presentation

Pictorial Presentation of MySQL SYSDATE() function

Example :

The following statement will return current date and time.

SELECT SYSDATE();

Output

mysql> SELECT SYSDATE();
+---------------------+
| SYSDATE()           |
+---------------------+
| 2015-04-14 12:50:44 | 
+---------------------+
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

PHP script

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
<title>example-SYSDATE-function - php mysql examples | w3resource</title>
<meta name="description" content="example-SYSDATE-function - php mysql examples | w3resource">
<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.5/css/bootstrap.min.css">
</head>
<body>
<div class="container">
<div class="row">
<div class="col-md-12">
<h2>Display current date and time:</h2>
<table class='table table-bordered'>
<tr>
<th>Current datetime</th>
</tr>
<?php
$hostname="your_hostname";
$username="your_username";
$password="your_password";
$db = "your_dbname";
$dbh = new PDO("mysql:host=$hostname;dbname=$db", $username, $password);
foreach($dbh->query('SELECT SYSDATE()') as $row) {
echo "<tr>";
echo "<td>" . $row['SYSDATE()'] . "</td>";
echo "</tr>"; 
}
?>
</tbody></table>
</div>
</div>
</div>
</body>
</html>

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Example : SYSDATE() function in numeric format

The following statement will return current date and time in numeric format.

SELECT SYSDATE()+0;

Output

mysql> SELECT SYSDATE()+0;
+----------------+
| SYSDATE()+0    |
+----------------+
| 20150414125237 | 
+----------------+
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

PHP script

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
<title>example1-SYSDATE-function - php mysql examples | w3resource</title>
<meta name="description" content="example1-SYSDATE-function - php mysql examples | w3resource">
<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.5/css/bootstrap.min.css">
</head>
<body>
<div class="container">
<div class="row">
<div class="col-md-12">
<h2>Display current datetime in numeric format:</h2>
<table class='table table-bordered'>
<tr> 
<th>Current datetime in numeric format</th>
</tr>
<?php
$hostname="your_hostname";
$username="your_username";
$password="your_password";
$db = "your_dbname";
$dbh = new PDO("mysql:host=$hostname;dbname=$db", $username, $password);
foreach($dbh->query('SELECT SYSDATE()+0') as $row) {
echo "<tr>";
echo "<td>" . $row['SYSDATE()+0'] . "</td>";
echo "</tr>";
}
?>
</tbody></table>
</div>
</div>
</div>
</body>
</html>

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All Date and Time Functions :

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