TIMEOFDAY()

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Purpose

Function to return the current system time in a specified format

Syntax

TIMEOFDAY([<expN>])

See Also

AMPM(), CTOT(), DATE(), DATETIME(), ELAPTIME(), HOUR(), HOURS(), MINUTE(), MINUTES(), SEC(), SECONDS(), SECS(), SET SECONDS, STRFTIME(), SYS(), TIME(), TIMESTAMP(), TSTRING(), TTOC(), TTOD(), VALIDTIME()

Description

The TIMEOFDAY() function returns the current system time as a character string in the following formats.

<expN> Description
Same as TIME() hh:mm:ss
0 Same as TIME() hh:mm:ss
1 xxx (milliseconds)
2 hh:mm:ss:xxx (24hr)
3 ss:xxx since midnight
4 ss:xxx since TIMEOFDAY() last called
5 YYYYMMDDhh:mm:ss
6 YYYYMMDD
7 ss:xxx since TIMEOFDAY() last called.

Includes text postfix 'ms' (less than 1 second) or ' seconds' (more than 1 second).

Example

// hh:mm:ss
> ? timeofday()
14:43:26
> ? timeofday(0)
14:43:26
// xxx (milliseconds)
> ? timeofday(1)
482
// hh:mm:ss:xxx (24hr)
> ? timeofday(2)
14:44:41.012
// ss:xxx since midnight
> ? timeofday(3)
53088.540
// ss:xxx since TIMEOFDAY() last called
> ? timeofday(4)
5.248
// YYYYMMDDhh:mm:ss
> ? timeofday(5)
2015110614:44:58
// YYYYMMDD
> ? timeofday(6)
20151106
// ss:xxx since TIMEOFDAY() last called with text postfix
> ? timeofday(7)
5.248 seconds