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syntax:functions:now

Now()

Category: Date and Time function


Description

This function returns the current date-time as a date serial number.


Arguments

This function does not require arguments.

Return value type: Number (date serial value).


Remarks

In a date-time serial number, the whole number part of the value represents the date portion. The decimal part of the number represents the time value (fractions of a 24-hour period).

This function returns the current time at the time the function is evaluated during the workflow run.


Examples

now() = 44408.0534446065 //July 31st, 2021 at 1:16:57 AM

Time is a decimal fraction of a 24-hour period, so ".00" would be midnight, and ".50" would be noon.

now() = 44408.00 // July 31st, 2021 at 12 midnight.
now() = 44408.50 // July 31st, 2021 at 12 noon.


See also

syntax/functions/now.txt · Last modified: 2021/09/25 17:08 by craigt