This function is used to generate DateTime object of the current time.
Here is the syntax of CurrentTime() function.
Assume that there is a file named date.txt in the HDFS directory /pig_data/. This file contains the date-of-birth details of a particular person, id, date, and time.
001,1989/09/26 09:00:00 002,1980/06/20 10:22:00 003,1990/12/19 03:11:44
And, we have loaded this file into Pig with a relation named date as shown below.
grunt> date_data = LOAD 'hdfs://localhost:9000/pig_data/date.txt' USING PigStorage(',') as (id:int,date:chararray);
Following is an example of the CurrentTime() function. Here we are generating the current time.
grunt> currenttime_data = foreach todate_data generate CurrentTime();
The result of the statement will be stored in the relation named currenttime_data. Verify the content of this relation using the Dump operator.
grunt> Dump currenttime_data; (2015-11-06T11:31:02.013+05:30) (2015-11-06T11:31:02.013+05:30) (2015-11-06T11:31:02.013+05:30)