DATETIME SELECT SELECT INTO DATE PAD STRING DYNAMIC SQL CURSOR MONEY FORMAT PERCENT STORED PROCEDURE SQL SERVER AGENT JOB OPTIMIZATION WHILE LOOP OVER PARTITION BY UPDATE
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How to get current system date time?

Execute the following Microsoft SQL Server T-SQL scripts for demonstrating various ways of getting current system date and time.

-- SQL Server current system date and conversions -- getdate() function
SELECT Now=GETDATE()                            -- 2016-10-23 18:59:09.483
SELECT CONVERT(datetime, getdate())             -- 2016-10-23 18:59:09.483
SELECT CONVERT(datetime2, getdate())            -- 2016-10-23 18:59:09.4830000
SELECT CONVERT(smalldatetime, getdate())        -- 2016-10-23 18:59:00
SELECT CONVERT(date, getdate())                 -- 2016-10-23
SELECT CONVERT(datetime, CURRENT_TIMESTAMP)     -- 2016-10-23 18:59:09.483
 
-- SQL Server current system date functions
SELECT  SYSDATETIME()       -- 2016-10-23 19:04:34.28125007
       ,SYSDATETIMEOFFSET() -- 2016-10-23 19:04:34.2812500 -04:00
       ,SYSUTCDATETIME()    -- 2016-10-23 23:04:34.2812500
       ,CURRENT_TIMESTAMP   -- 2016-10-23 19:04:34.280
       ,GETDATE()           -- 2016-10-23 19:04:34.280
       ,GETUTCDATE();       -- 2016-10-23 23:04:34.280
 
-- SQL Server current system date functions with conversions
SELECT CONVERT (datetime, SYSDATETIME())     -- 2016-10-23 19:02:19.547
    ,CONVERT (datetime, SYSDATETIMEOFFSET()) -- 2016-10-23 19:02:19.547
    ,CONVERT (datetime, SYSUTCDATETIME())    -- 2016-10-23 23:02:19.547
    ,CONVERT (datetime, CURRENT_TIMESTAMP)   -- 2016-10-23 19:02:19.543
    ,CONVERT (datetime, GETDATE())           -- 2016-10-23 19:02:19.543
    ,CONVERT (datetime, GETUTCDATE());       -- 2016-10-23 23:02:19.543


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More on date & time conversion at the following link:

http://www.sqlusa.com/bestpractices/datetimeconversion/

 

Exam Prep 70-461
Exam 70-461
DATETIME SELECT SELECT INTO DATE PAD STRING DYNAMIC SQL CURSOR MONEY FORMAT PERCENT STORED PROCEDURE SQL SERVER AGENT JOB OPTIMIZATION WHILE LOOP OVER PARTITION BY UPDATE