Administering and Working with Oracle Enterprise Data Management Cloud Administration Using Expressions to Define Custom Business Logic Building Expressions Working with Objects and Operators Data Types for Expression Terms Current Date and Time Current Date and Time Use one of these objects to return the current date or time in an expression. now: Returns the current timestamp. You can specify after, before, or equals. See Date and Timestamp. today: Returns the current date. You can specify any of the attributes in Date and Timestamp.