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Setting default datetime in MSSQL Enterprise Manager

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I have a datetime field in MSSQL.  I am using Enterprise Manager.  I would like to enter a default value for this field.  I try to enter (now())  or now()  or isNow()  but it will not take it.  How do I do it?
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Instead use getdate()
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Yes, SQL Server does not have  a NOW function. Sirees is right - use GETDATE() or CURRENT_TIMESTAMP - they are the same thing. If you need UTC the GETUTCDATE() will give you that.
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