Default column value using default or formula properties

Posted on 2006-06-12
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
I have a date column on my table defined as datetime (call_date) (not necessarily current date)

I also have 2 columns named  call_month and call_year ( both defined as varchar).

I would like the call_month and call_year values to be defaulted to month and year portions of call_date respectively.

Is it possible to do this using the default or formula values for the field definitions?

For example if call_date is 5/24/06....call_month would default to 5 and call_year would default to 06

I know I could do this using a trigger but just curious....
Question by:johnnyg123
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ID: 16889728
Yes you can use a trigger to that,
but why you want to store that data ? when you can derive it at any time

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I needed it to make it easier to do reporting .....actually...I figured it out

for call_month

(case when ([FOTCCallDate] is not null) then (datepart(month,[FOTCCallDate])) else '' end)

for call_year

(case when ([FOTCCallDate] is not null) then (datepart(year,[FOTCCallDate])) else '' end)

How can I close this case?

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