MySQL LOCALTIME Function

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

LOCALTIME;

LOCALTIME();

MySQL LOCALTIME Example

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

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

SELECT LOCALTIME;

SELECT LOCALTIME();

SELECT NOW();
MySQL LOCALTIME Function 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 MySQL 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 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.’