How can I use now() in Doctrine 2 DQL?

$ php app/console doctrine:query:dql 'SELECT NOW()'

[Syntax Error] line 0, col 7: Error: Expected known function, got ‘now’

How can I use MySQL’s NOW() function with Doctrine’s DQL?


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Method 1

The equivalent of MySQL’s NOW() is Doctrine DQL’s CURRENT_TIMESTAMP().

CURRENT_DATE() only returns the date part.

Reference: DQL date/time related functions

Method 2

CURRENT_TIMESTAMP() uses database timezone, which could lead to weird issues.
More simple way – you can use parameter and bind new DateTime() to it (so you will use php timezone)

It will not work for command line of course, but I suppose that you plan to use it in controller/service/repository/etc..

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