How to insert current date/time in MySQL?

To insert current date/ time in MySQL, use the now() function. Let us now see an example.

At first, we will create a table. The CREATE command is used to create a table.

mysql > create table CurrentDateTime
-> (
-> CurrentTime datetime
-> );
Query OK, 0 rows affected (1.14 sec)

Syntax to insert the current date/time with the help of insert command and now()

mysql> insert into CurrentDateTime values(now());
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.11 sec)

To check that the current date/ time is inserted in the table or not, use the select command.

mysql> select *from CurrentDateTime;

The following is the output that displays we have successfully inserted current date/ time.

| CurrentTime         |
| 2018-10-18 13:14:30 |
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

Updated on: 26-Jun-2020

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