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How to use SQL formula in table design?

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I have two fields in my table - firstname and surname - I would like to have a field named whole name and the value of the previous fields I mentioned put into this as a default value.

How can I go about doing this?
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by:Aneesh Retnakaran
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CREATE TABLE [tablename] (
    [fname] [varchar] (50)  ,
    [lname] [varchar] (50)  ,
    [name] AS (isnull(([fname] + ' '),'') + isnull([lname],''))
) ON [PRIMARY]
GO


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by:2326ac
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I am new to SQL to server can this be done within the table design using the formula field, sorry im used to MS Access
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imran_fast earned 2000 total points
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Yes it can be go to the table go to the design
add a new column name and put
isnull([fname] + ' ') + isnull([lname],'')
in the formula.
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by:Aneesh Retnakaran
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I think You should have split the points
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by:2326ac
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Sorry aneeshattingal quite new to this and did not think about that.  I will think more carefully next time
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