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Using sysdate in VB

Posted on 2002-04-03
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Hi,

I have a program which has a date when a new row is entered, but I want this date to use sysdate from oracle as opposed to now in vb, but I am not sure if it is possible other than to use a trigger, or straight insert into statement.


.AddNew
!StatusLogID = GetNextId
!STATUSLOGDATEOFCHANGE = Format(Now(), "dd-mmm-
.update
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by:Anthony Perkins
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The only way I have managed to do this is with a SQL statement, in your case an Insert.

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by:mmonacel
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I would suggest what Anthony had said - write the date as you enter into the DB.  Maybe you can "fake it" by after inserting the record, making a call to retrieve that value from the DB and display it on the screen.  Seems like a lot of overhead to do just to display a date, but if you need it...

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mmonacel

I suspect damienm needs the Server date/time not the workstation date/time.

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by:appari
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or in formload get date from oracle by opening a recordset, keep that in a form level variable and use it whenever you want. but take care to handle the special cases like form may be loaded at 23:59 and update is done at 00:01 the next day ( after 2 minutes).
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appari,

I suspect damienm is looking for the time as well.

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why dont you define a default on that column and assign datevalue and forget about its updation?

like

create table test1( A1 date default sysdate,A2 char(2))

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by:damienm
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This is what I did, except by using alter table.

i.e.

alter table statuslogs
modify (statuslogdateofchange default sysdate)

so that I do not need to put this into the insert statement.
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by:damienm
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This is what I did, except by using alter table.

i.e.

alter table statuslogs
modify (statuslogdateofchange default sysdate)

so that I do not need to put this into the insert statement.
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