# Get(CurrentTime)

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

`Get ( CurrentTime )`

## Parameters

None

## Data type returned

time

## Originated in

FileMaker Pro 6.0 or earlier

## Description

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 includedâ€”for example, 11:30 AM. |

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

## Notes

â€˘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.

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