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Returns the current time in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) to the nearest millisecond.


Get ( CurrentTimeUTCMilliseconds )



Data type returned 

number, time

Originated in 

FileMaker Pro 13.0


Returns the current time without time zone adjustments in the form of the number of milliseconds since 1/1/0001. UTC time zone adjustments must be applied to return your local time.


In client-server and peer-to-peer environments, this function evaluates the status of the client machine running the script (not the host machine).

Example 1 

Calculates the amount of time it takes to find and sort records as specified in the script.

Set Variable [$START ; Get ( CurrentTimeUTCMilliseconds )]
Go to Layout ["Invoices"]
Perform Find [Restore]
Sort Records [Restore; With dialog: Off]
Set Variable [$END ; Get ( CurrentTimeUTCMilliseconds )]
Show Custom Dialog ["Script Duration" ; GetAsTime ( $END - $START )]

Example 2 

Calculates the local time for the specified time zone. When the time in UTC is 08:43:55.304 and TimeAdjustment contains -7:

GetAsTime ( GetAsTimestamp ( Get ( CurrentTimeUTCMilliseconds ) / 1000 ) + ( Location::TimeAdjustment * 3600 ) ) returns 1:43:55.304 PM.

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