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Spark SQL - UNIX timestamp functions

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Current UNIX timestamp

Function unix_timestamp() returns the UNIX timestamp of current time. You can also specify a input timestamp value. 


spark-sql> select unix_timestamp();
unix_timestamp(current_timestamp(), yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss)

spark-sql> select unix_timestamp(current_timestamp, 'yyyy-MM-dd');
unix_timestamp(current_timestamp(), yyyy-MM-dd)

UNIX timestamp string to date

Function from_unixtime(unix_time, format) can be used to convert UNIX time to Spark SQL date data type. 


spark-sql> select from_unixtime(1610174365, 'yyyy-MM-dd');
from_unixtime(CAST(1610174365 AS BIGINT), yyyy-MM-dd)

UNIX timestamp string to timestamp

Function from_unixtime(unix_time, format) can also be used to convert UNIX time to Spark SQL timestamp data type. 


spark-sql> select from_unixtime(1610174099, 'yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss');
from_unixtime(CAST(1610174099 AS BIGINT), yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss)
2021-01-09 17:34:59
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