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Adding a timestamp column to a SQL table.

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Is there a recommendation on whether to add a timestamp column on the beginning or end of the table?
Does it matter where the column is added.

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>Does it matter where the column is added.
The order doesn't matter.  I keep timestamp, created by and modified by information in the last columns of my table-- just for consistency's sake.
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I concur, all date/time/user stamps are usually placed in the last few columns of a table.
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