GETDATE() is a T-SQL specific function which returns the current system date
and time. The SQL standard equivalent is CURRENT_TIMESTAMP which is
applicable in T-SQL as well. The {fn Now()} is an ODBC canonical function
which can be used in T-SQL since the OLE DB provider for SQL Server supports
them. There are no notable performance difference between these though. You
can also use canonical format like :

SELECT {fn CURRENT_TIMESTAMP()} AS "date & time",
{fn CURRENT_DATE()} AS "date only",
{fn CURRENT_TIME()} AS "time only" ;

- Anith
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