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now(): DateTime

Returns a DateTime object with the current date and time.


This example uses now() to return the current date and time as a DateTime value.


%dw 2.0
output application/json
{ nowCalled: now() }


{ "nowCalled": "2018-11-26T18:23:06.773-03:00" }


This example shows uses of the now() function with valid selectors. It also shows how to get the epoch time with now() as Number. For additional examples, see Date and Time (dw::Core Types).


%dw 2.0
output application/json
  now: now(),
  epochTime : now() as Number,
  nanoseconds: now().nanoseconds,
  milliseconds: now().milliseconds,
  seconds: now().seconds,
  minutes: now().minutes,
  hour: now().hour,
  day: now().day,
  month: now().month,
  year: now().year,
  quarter: now().quarter,
  dayOfWeek: now().dayOfWeek,
  dayOfYear: now().dayOfYear,
  offsetSeconds: now().offsetSeconds


  "now": "2018-07-23T22:03:04.829Z",
  "epochTime": 1533143270,
  "nanoseconds": 829000000,
  "milliseconds": 829,
  "seconds": 4,
  "minutes": 3,
  "hour": 22,
  "day": 23,
  "month": 7,
  "year": 2018,
  "quarter": 3,
  "dayOfWeek": 1,
  "dayOfYear": 204,
  "offsetSeconds": 0

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