CURRENT_TIMEZONE (Transact-SQL)

Applies to: Azure SQL Database Azure SQL Managed Instance

This function returns the name of the time zone observed by a server or an instance. For SQL Managed Instance, return value is based on the time zone of the instance itself assigned during instance creation, not the time zone of the underlying operating system.

Note

For SQL Database, the time zone is always set to UTC and CURRENT_TIMEZONE returns the name of the UTC time zone.

Syntax

CURRENT_TIMEZONE ( )  

Arguments

This function takes no arguments.

Return Type

varchar

Remarks

CURRENT_TIMEZONE is a non-deterministic function. Views and expressions that reference this column cannot be indexed.

Example

Note that the value returned will reflect the actual time zone and language settings of the server or the instance.

SELECT CURRENT_TIMEZONE();  
/* Returned:  
(UTC+01:00) Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna 
*/

See also

SQL Managed Instance Time Zone

CURRENT_TIMEZONE_ID()