SQL NOW Overview

SQL NOW Function is used to return system's current data and time. NOW Function will basically returnt the date and time of that system on which you are running on your query. If running on your system then Now will return your system's data and time and if you are running this function on any remote server than Now Function will return remote server's data and time.

SQL NOW Syntax

Syntax for SQL Now Function is

SELECT NOW() FROM table_name;

SQL NOW Example

Let us look at it with an example

Consider table hostel_list containg list of hostels

+----+-------------------+-----------+----------+
| id | name | occupancy | capacity |
+----+-------------------+-----------+----------+
|  1 | ASHOK BHAVAN | 2 | 1090 |
|  2 | KAILASH BHAVAN | 2 | 990 |
|  3 | RUDRAKSH BHAVAN | 2 | 990 |
|  4 | KAVERI BHAVAN | 1 | 690 |
|  5 | BHAGIRATHI BHAVAN | 4 | 2140 |
|  6 | NARMADA BHAVAN | 6 | 3240 |
|  7 | GANGA BHAVAN | 1 | 780 |
|  8 | YAMUNA BHAVAN | 8 | 4580 |
+----+-------------------+-----------+----------+

SQL NOW Example Case 1:

Let us fetch hostel names and their capacities with the current date and time.

SELECT name, capacity, NOW() FROM hostel_list;
+-------------------+----------+---------------------+
| name | capacity | NOW() |
+-------------------+----------+---------------------+
| ASHOK BHAVAN | 1090 | 2016-03-27 14:07:31 |
| KAILASH BHAVAN | 990 | 2016-03-27 14:07:31 |
| RUDRAKSH BHAVAN | 990 | 2016-03-27 14:07:31 |
| KAVERI BHAVAN | 690 | 2016-03-27 14:07:31 |
| BHAGIRATHI BHAVAN | 2140 | 2016-03-27 14:07:31 |
| NARMADA BHAVAN | 3240 | 2016-03-27 14:07:31 |
| GANGA BHAVAN | 780 | 2016-03-27 14:07:31 |
| YAMUNA BHAVAN | 4580 | 2016-03-27 14:07:31 |
+-------------------+----------+---------------------+



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