"An inch of time cannot be bought with an inch of gold."
- Chinese Proverb
Above, is the keyword Current_Timestamp that allows a user to get the timestamp. This is a reserved word and so the system will deliver the timestamp to you when requested.
This example uses the Getdate() function to return the timestamp.
SELECT Getdate() as "The Date";
“Not all who wander are lost.”
–J. R. R. Tolkien
The Getdate command will return today's date and time just like the Current_Timestamp command. This is not ANSI.