CURDATE() returns the current date.
The following SELECT statement:
will result in something like this:
The following SQL creates an "Orders" table with a datetime column (OrderDate):
Notice that the OrderDate column specifies CURDATE() as the default value. As a result, when you insert a row into the table, the current date are automatically inserted into the column.
Now we want to insert a record into the "Orders" table:
The "Orders" table will now look something like this:
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