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MySQL CURRENT_TIMESTAMP() function

CURRENT_TIMESTAMP() function

In MySQL, the CURRENT_TIMESTAMP returns the current date and time in ‘YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS’ format or YYYYMMDDHHMMSS.uuuuuu format depending on whether numeric or string is used in the function. NOW() and CURRENT_TIMESTAMP() are the synonym of CURRENT_TIMESTAMP.

Note: All of the example codes of this page will produce outputs depending upon the current date.

Syntax:

CURRENT_TIMESTAMP;

Syntax Diagram:

MySQL CURRENT_TIMESTAMP() Function - Syntax Diagram

MySQL Version: 5.6


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Example - 1: MySQL CURRENT_TIMESTAMP

The following statement will return the current date and time in ‘YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS’ format.

SELECT CURRENT_TIMESTAMP;

Sample Output:

mysql> SELECT CURRENT_TIMESTAMP;
+---------------------+
| CURRENT_TIMESTAMP   |
+---------------------+
| 2015-04-13 11:42:41 | 
+---------------------+
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-current-timestamp-function | w3resource</title>
<meta name="description" content="example-current-timestamp-function | 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>Showing current date and time in YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS format using MySQL:</h2>
<table class='table table-bordered'>
<tr>  
<th>Current datetime in YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS 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 CURRENT_TIMESTAMP') as $row) {
echo "<tr>"; 
echo "<td>" . $row['CURRENT_TIMESTAMP'] . "</td>";
echo "<td>" . $row['estd'] . "</td>";
echo "</tr>";  
}
?>
</tbody></table>
</div>
</div>
</div>
</body>
</html>

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JSP script

<%@page contentType="text/html" pageEncoding="UTF-8"%>
<%@ page import="java.sql.*" %>
<%@ page import="java.io.*" %>
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
<title>example-current_timestamp-function</title>
</head>
<body>
<%
try {
Class.forName("com.mysql.jdbc.Driver").newInstance();
String Host = "jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/w3resour_bookinfo";
Connection connection = null;
Statement statement = null;
ResultSet rs = null;
connection = DriverManager.getConnection(Host, "root", "datasoft123");
statement = connection.createStatement();
String Data = "SELECT CURRENT_TIMESTAMP";
rs = statement.executeQuery(Data);
%>
<TABLE border="1">
<tr width="10" bgcolor="#9979">
<td>Current datetime in YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS format</td>
</tr>
<%
while (rs.next()) {
%>
<TR>
<TD><%=rs.getString("CURRENT_TIMESTAMP")%></TD>
</TR>
<%   }    %>
</table>
<%
rs.close();
statement.close();
connection.close();
} catch (Exception ex) {
out.println("Can’t connect to database.");
}
%>
</body>
</html>

Example - 2

The following statement will return the current date and time in ‘YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS’ format.

Code:

SELECT CURRENT_TIMESTAMP();

Sample Output:

mysql> SELECT CURRENT_TIMESTAMP();
+---------------------+
| CURRENT_TIMESTAMP() |
+---------------------+
| 2015-04-13 11:43:47 | 
+---------------------+
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-current-timestamp-function | w3resource</title>
<meta name="description" content="example1-current-timestamp-function | 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>Showing current date and time in YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS format using MySQL:</h2>
<table class='table table-bordered'> <tr> <th>Current datetime in YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS 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 CURRENT_TIMESTAMP()') as $row) { echo "<tr>"; echo "<td>" . $row['CURRENT_TIMESTAMP()'] . "</td>"; echo "</tr>"; } ?> </tbody></table> </div> </div> </div> </body> </html>

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