MySQL LOCALTIME Function

MySQL LOCALTIME and localtime() are the Functions 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 MySQL Local time functions to get local DateTime with an example. The basic syntax of the local date and time is as shown below:

LOCALTIME;

LOCALTIME();

MySQL LOCALTIME Example

The following statements show you how to use these local time functions.

TIP: Both these Date methods are synonyms of the NOW(). All these three MySQL functions return the same output.

SELECT LOCALTIME;

SELECT LOCALTIME();

SELECT NOW();
LOCAL TIME Example 1

As you can see, the above three statements return the local date and time in YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS format. The below statements show you what happens when adding a few seconds to the localtime() function.

SELECT LOCALTIME() + 2;

SELECT LOCALTIME + 22;

SELECT DATEDIFF(LOCALTIME, '2019-01-22');
MySQL LOCALTIME Function 2

From the above screenshot, you can see that this method added those extra seconds and displayed the date in string format, i.e., YYYYMMDDHHMMSS. Within the last statement, we used the Datediff to find the difference between the local datetime and custom dt ‘2019-01-22.’