system.time() function returns the current system time.
Function type: Date/Time
Output data type: Timestamp
import "system" system.time()
import "system" data |> set(key: "processed_at", value: string(v: system.time() ))
system.time() vs now()
system.time() returns the current system time of the host machine, which
typically accounts for the local time zone.
This time represents the time at which
system.time() it is executed, so each
system.time() in a Flux script returns a unique value.
now() returns the current UTC time.
now() is cached at runtime, so all instances of
now() in a Flux script
return the same value.
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