Now

Overview

Returns the current system (server) date and time. When included in content for triggered sends, the time indicates when the triggered send definition for the message started or republished. The time does not not reflect when the send actually occurred. Now() is in Central Standard Time (CST) without daylight saving time.

Syntax

Now(1)

Function Properties

OrdinalTypeDescription
1booleanDetermines whether to preserve the email sent time for post-send resolution of Now(). A value of true preserves the email sent 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 the date and time 10 a.m., March 1, 2014.

System returns: