This topic describes the syntax and usage of the now function in Zoho Creator .


Returns the current date and time. The NOW function is useful when you need to display the current date and time in your form or calculate a value based on the current date and time, and have that value updated each time you open the form.



The now function syntax has no arguments. 

Note: This function is supported only in free-flow scripting mode of Script Builder.


a. In this example, the "now" variable which returns the current time is specified as input to the hour function.

    hour = hour(now);