Now Function

Applies to: Access for Microsoft 365, Access 2019, Access 2016, Access 2013, Access 2010, Access 2007.

Returns a Variant (Date) specifying the current date and time according your computer’s system date and time.

Syntax

Now

Query examples

ExpressionResults
SELECT Now() AS Expr1 FROM ProductSales GROUP BY Now();Returns the current system “Date and Time” in the default system Time format and displays in the column Expr1.
SELECT Now() AS CurrentDateandTime FROM ProductSales GROUP BY Now();Returns the current system “Date and Time” in the default system Time format and displays in the column CurrentDateandTime.

VBA example

Note: Examples that follow demonstrate the use of this function in a Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) module. For more information about working with VBA, select Developer Reference in the drop-down list next to Search and enter one or more terms in the search box.

This example uses the Now function to return the current system date and time.

Dim Today
Today = Now ' Assign current system date and time.

See Also

Choose the right date function

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