Reference > Functions reference > Get functions > Get(CurrentTime)


Returns the current time (to the nearest second) according to the system clock.





Data type returned 


Originated in 

FileMaker Pro 6.0 or earlier


The data type of a calculation result determines how the returned value of this function is represented.


If the calculation result is

This function returns

time or text

The current time in the format determined by the operating system settings when the file was created

Note  If the number of seconds is zero, seconds are not included—for example, 11:30 AM.

a number

The total number of seconds elapsed since the start of the current day


In client-server and peer-to-peer environments, this function returns the time on the client machine. To get the host machine’s date and time, use the Get(CurrentHostTimestamp) function.

Example 1 

Returns 11:30:01 AM when the calculation result is text and the system clock shows 11:30:01 AM. For an example script, see Install OnTimer Script script step.

Related topics 

Functions reference (category list)

Functions reference (alphabetical list)

About formulas

About functions

Defining calculation fields

Using operators in formulas