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Include Current Date in SQL Statement

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I have two sql statements that pull similar fields from different tables.
One sql statement just declares empty values so that it will have the same number of columns as another sql statement.
In one of my sql statements I return a date from the MSAccess database.
In the other sql statement I need to return the current date.
How would I do this?
Thank you
Below is the sql statement that I need to include the current date... See Date() as DateCreated.
 
        str = "SELECT 0 AS TaskCarsDetailID, TaskDetailsLU.TaskDetailsID, 0 AS Completed, " _
        & " TaskDetailsLU.TaskDetails, '""' AS TaskCarNotes, Date() AS DateCreated" _
        & " FROM TaskDetailsLU where TaskID = " & miTaskID & ""

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Hi,
" & DateTime.Now.ToString() & "
should to the trick.
/Carl.
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by:Sheritlw
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I need just the date... What is it for that?
Thanks
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by:SNilsson
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Use Getdate() to return it.
  str = "SELECT 0 AS TaskCarsDetailID, TaskDetailsLU.TaskDetailsID, 0 AS Completed, " _
        & " TaskDetailsLU.TaskDetails, '""' AS TaskCarNotes, Getdate() AS DateCreated" _
        & " FROM TaskDetailsLU where TaskID = " & miTaskID & ""

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Or you can use now() as below
 str = "SELECT 0 AS TaskCarsDetailID, TaskDetailsLU.TaskDetailsID, 0 AS Completed, " _
        & " TaskDetailsLU.TaskDetails, '""' AS TaskCarNotes, '" & Now() & "' AS DateCreated" _
        & " FROM TaskDetailsLU where TaskID = " & miTaskID & ""

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by:carlnorrbom
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Hi,
" & DateTime.Now.ToShortDateString() & "
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Since I am using MS Access, I need to use the correct syntax.
The solution is
#" & Today.Date() & "# AS DateCreated

Thanks for your help.  I will split the points between you.
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