now()

Returns the current UTC clock time, optionally offset by a given timespan. This function can be used multiple times in a statement and the clock time being referenced will be the same for all instances.

now()
now(-2d)

Syntax

now([offset])

Arguments

  • offset: A timespan, added to the current UTC clock time. Default: 0.

Returns

The current UTC clock time as a datetime.

now() + offset

Example

Determines the interval since the event identified by the predicate:

T | where ... | extend Elapsed=now() - Timestamp