MySQL LOCALTIME and localtime() are the MySQL Date Function, which is useful to return the current date and time in YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS.
In this article, we show you, How to use these Local time functions in MySQL to get local Date and Time with example.
MySQL LOCALTIME Syntax
The basic syntax of the local date and time in MySQL is as shown below:
TIP: Both these functions are the synonyms of the NOW() function. All these three functions return the same output.
MySQL LOCALTIME Example
The following statements show you how to use these MySQL local time functions.
As you can see, the above three statements return the local date and time in YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS format.
Below statements show you what happens when adding a few seconds to the MySQL localtime() function.
SELECT LOCALTIME() + 2;
SELECT LOCALTIME + 22;
SELECT DATEDIFF(LOCALTIME, '2019-01-22');
From the above screenshot, you can see that the function added those extra seconds and displaying the date in string format, i.e., YYYYMMDDHHMMSS
Within the last statement, we used the Datediff function to find the difference between the local date and time and custom date ‘2019-01-22.’