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get date of record insertion

Posted on 2006-06-16
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Hi,
I have sql server 2005. Clients will connect to a db on this server and insert some records. I want to have a column that will be filled with the date of record insertion.

I don't want to get the client's date (since he may change the date/time on his system), i want to get the server's date and time.

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Question by:bluesand4
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step 1 - add a new coulmn to your table :

             alter table MyTable add InsertDateTime datetime

step 2 - create a trigger on your table which will insert the timestamp


        create trigger TRIG_MYTable_InsertDateTime
        after insert
        as
        update MYTable set InsertdateTime = getdate() where PK in (select PK from inserted)
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by:Lowfatspread
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add a new column to the table
 
alter table Yourtable add CreationTime datetime not null default getdate()


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by:bluesand4
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Hi,
I have the following trigger:

SET ANSI_NULLS ON
GO
SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER ON
GO


CREATE TRIGGER dbo.hi
   ON  dbo.tblContract
   AFTER INSERT
AS
BEGIN
      SET NOCOUNT ON;

      update dbo.tblContract set inserted = getdate()
END
GO

the column is called inserted
but i have now a problem: this called will be updated with the current time for all records..... I want to affect only the record having been now created

 
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