# NOW

NOW()

Returns the serial number of the current system date and time.

 REMARKS
 * This is one of few functions that does not require any arguments.* This function is Volatile and will change everytime a cell on the worksheet is calculated.* This function will update when the workbook is recalculated.* You must include the empty parentheses after the function name.* The serial number is the date-time code used by Excel for date and time calculations.* If the cell has the "General" number format, then this cell is formatted automatically to "dd/mm/yyyy hh:mm".* If you want to enter a static date that will not change or update, use the shortcut key (Ctrl + ;).* If you want to enter a static time that will not change or update, use the shortcut key (Ctrl + Shift + ;).* You can use the DAY function to return the day as an integer given a date serial number.* You can use the HOUR function to return the hour as an integer given a date serial number.* You can use the MINUTE function to return the minute as an integer given a date serial number.* You can use the MONTH function to return the month as an integer given a date serial number.* You can use the SECOND function to return the number of seconds as an integer given a date serial number.* You can use the TODAY function to return the serial number of the current system date.* You can use the YEAR function to return the year as an integer given a date serial number.* The equivalent VBA function is VBA.NOW* For the Microsoft documentation refer to support.microsoft.com

 A 1 =TODAY() = Saturday, July 02, 2022 2 =NOW() = Saturday, July 02, 2022, 05:11 3 =TODAY() = 44744.0000 4 =NOW() = 44744.2166 5 =NOW()-1 = Friday, July 01, 2022, 05:11 6 =NOW()+1 = Sunday, July 03, 2022, 05:11 7 =DAY(NOW()) = 2 8 =MONTH(NOW()) = 7 9 =YEAR(NOW()) = 2022 10 =HOUR(NOW()) = 5 11 =MINUTE(NOW()) = 11 12 =SECOND(NOW()) = 55

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