PostgreSQL specific database functions

All of these functions are available from the django.contrib.postgres.functions module.


class TransactionNow

Returns the date and time on the database server that the current transaction started. If you are not in a transaction it will return the date and time of the current statement. This is a complement to django.db.models.functions.Now, which returns the date and time of the current statement.

Note that only the outermost call to atomic() sets up a transaction and thus sets the time that TransactionNow() will return; nested calls create savepoints which do not affect the transaction time.

Usage example:

>>> from django.contrib.postgres.functions import TransactionNow
>>> Article.objects.filter(published__lte=TransactionNow())
<QuerySet [<Article: How to Django>]>