# bson_append_now_utc()¶

## Synopsis¶

bool
bson_append_now_utc (bson_t *bson, const char *key, int key_length);


## Parameters¶

• bson: A bson_t.
• key: An ASCII C string containing the name of the field.
• key_length: The length of key in bytes, or -1 to determine the length with strlen().

## Description¶

The bson_append_now_utc() function is a helper to get the current date and time in UTC and append it to bson as a BSON_TYPE_DATE_TIME element.

This function calls bson_append_date_time() internally.

## Returns¶

Returns true if the operation was applied successfully. The function will fail if appending the value grows bson larger than INT32_MAX.