SQL GETDATE Function
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The GETDATE function is used to retrieve the current database system time in SQL Server. Its syntax is
GETDATE does not require any argument.
Example: The SQL statement
SELECT GETDATE( );
yields the following result:
GETDATE function is most useful when we need to record the time a particular transaction happens. In SQL Server, we simply insert the value of the GETDATE( ) function into the table to achieve this. We can also set the default value of a column to be GETDATE( ) to achieve the same purpose.
The Oracle and MySQL equivalent of GETDATE is SYSDATE.