Select Into and Defaulting date field

faron
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I am running the following sql statement and would like to be able to default the date the statement was ran into all applicable records inserted on that date.

declare @date varchar(10)
set @date=convert(varchar, GETDATE(), 110)
INSERT Usage_HEAT (Tracker, Status)
SELECT LoginID, Status
FROM Tracker
WHERE Status %256>0

I have creted a variable to set the date but cannot come up with a good way to insert this into every record that is created during this insert.  The date would be written into the date_used column in the table in which the records are inserted.  In the future I will be tracking time as well as date, hence I wanted all records inserted when the statement is ran to have the same date and time.  I do not want the time to be different between inserted records.


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Commented:
The easiest way to do this is to set the default for the date_used column to GetDate()

The other way is to add it every time you insert a row, as in
INSERT Usage_HEAT (Tracker, Status, date_used)
SELECT LoginID, Status, GetDate()
FROM Tracker
WHERE Status %256>0

Anthony

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Commented:
Thanks,

I thought I tried this, but I guess I did not.  Anyway, you provided me the answer in a very timely fashion.

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