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I am using GetDate() as a default in a table item

Strangely it seems to round the time down to the minute..

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2006-10-24 20:53:00
 
How do I get it to accurately state seconds?
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Question by:MaximusMeridus
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gpompe earned 2000 total points
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Probably the field is smalldatetime. Change to datetime and done.
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by:Eugene Z
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use datetime instead of smalldatetime

select cast(getdate() as smalldatetime),getdate()

result:
2006-10-24 17:04:00         2006-10-24 17:04:10.217
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by:DonKronos
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If the column is defined as "smalldatetime" then the accuracy will only be to minutes.  You need a data type of "datetime" to get seconds and milliseconds.
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