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11g Release 2 (11.2)

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SYSTIMESTAMP

Syntax

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Purpose

SYSTIMESTAMP returns the system date, including fractional seconds and time zone, of the system on which the database resides. The return type is TIMESTAMP WITH TIME ZONE.

Examples

The following example returns the system timestamp:

SELECT SYSTIMESTAMP FROM DUAL;

SYSTIMESTAMP
------------------------------------------------------------------
28-MAR-00 12.38.55.538741 PM -08:00

The following example shows how to explicitly specify fractional seconds:

SELECT TO_CHAR(SYSTIMESTAMP, 'SSSSS.FF') FROM DUAL;

TO_CHAR(SYSTIME
---------------
55615.449255

The following example returns the current timestamp in a specified time zone:

SELECT SYSTIMESTAMP AT TIME ZONE 'UTC' FROM DUAL;
 
SYSTIMESTAMPATTIMEZONE'UTC'
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
08-07-21 20:39:52,743557 UTC

The output format in this example depends on the NLS_TIMESTAMP_TZ_FORMAT for the session.