GetSendTime

Overview

After a list, data extension (DE), or manual send, GetSendTime returns either the date and time that the send started or the date and time that the send is completed for the individual subscriber. After a triggered or journey send, this function returns either the date and time that the send was published or the date and time that the send was completed for the individual subscriber. GetSendTime is in Central Standard Time (CST) without daylight saving time.

Syntax

GetSendTime(1)

Function Properties

OrdinalTypeDescription
1booleanDetermines whether to show the same send time for all subscribers in a job. For list or data extension sends, a value of true returns the job start time. For triggered or journey sends, a value of true returns the publish time.

Usage

Review what Now() and GetSendTime() return in different situations.

During a sendAfter a list, DE, or manual sendAfter a triggered or journey send
Now()Current system timeCurrent system timeCurrent system time
Now(1)Current system timeJob start timeJob publish time
GetSendTime()Current system timeIndividual subscriber send completed timeIndividual subscriber send completed time
GetSendTime(1)Current system timeJob start timeJob publish time

Given that the send started at this date and time: 10 a.m., April 1, 2019.

System returns:

Given that the send is completed for the individual subscriber at this date and time: 10 a.m., March 1, 2019.

System returns: