GetUtcDate Method

SqlFunctions.GetUtcDate Method ()

.NET Framework (current version)
 

Returns the current database system timestamp as a datetime value. The database time zone offset is not included. This value represents the current UTC time (Coordinated Universal Time). This value is derived from the operating system of the computer on which the instance of SQL Server is running.

Namespace:   System.Data.Objects.SqlClient
Assembly:  System.Data.Entity (in System.Data.Entity.dll)

[EdmFunctionAttribute("SqlServer", "GETUTCDATE")]
public static Nullable<DateTime> GetUtcDate()

Return Value

Type: System.Nullable<DateTime>

The current database UTC timestamp.

You cannot call this function directly. This function can only appear within a LINQ to Entities query.

This function is translated to a corresponding function in the database. For information about the corresponding SQL Server function, see GETUTCDATE (Transact-SQL).

.NET Framework
Available since 4.0
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