How do I insert a timestamp into a SQL database using coldfusion?

I'm created a database driven site in coldfusion and have run up against a wall, I haven't been able to find a clear answer on the web. I'm trying to store the date and time a record is created or updated in a database. I've been unsuccessful in storing and inserting the value from now() into the database. I get error messages that the insert statement doesn't understand ts { .... }. The field data type in the database is date/time. Please help!
jsoenkeAsked:
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erikTsomikSystem Architect, CF programmer Commented:
try getDate()
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erikTsomikSystem Architect, CF programmer Commented:
and also what is the datatype  you using int your DB
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jsoenkeAuthor Commented:
Here's what happens:

Variable GETDATE is undefined.

See the code below...

Thanks
	INSERT INTO facilities
	(facility_name,facility_addr,facility_city,facility_state,facility_country,facility_postal,facility_market,facility_type,facility_created)
	VALUES ('#requiredFacilityName#','#requiredFacilityAddress#','#city#','#state#','#country#','#requiredFacilityPostal#','#market#','#getDate()#')

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erikTsomikSystem Architect, CF programmer Commented:
change it to this
  INSERT INTO facilities
        (facility_name,facility_addr,facility_city,facility_state,facility_country,facility_postal,facility_market,facility_type,facility_created)
        VALUES ('#requiredFacilityName#','#requiredFacilityAddress#','#city#','#state#','#country#','#requiredFacilityPostal#','#market#',getDate())
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jsoenkeAuthor Commented:
Now I get the following error:

FUNCTION elevated.getDate does not exist

I found that GetDate() is for MS-SQL, Now() is for MySQL which is what I'm using. However, when I removed the #'s and used Now(), it worked!

Thank you for the help!
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azadisaryevCommented:
getdate() is not a cf function - it is MS SQL built-in function. thus do not surround it with ##.

PS: Use <cfqueryparam> when inserting user-defined values into your db!
PPS: you may also want to properly scope your variables, i.e. #FORM.requiredFacilityName#

Azadi
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erikTsomikSystem Architect, CF programmer Commented:
Also the best practice is to use <cfqueryparam for future references
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_agx_Commented:
> VALUES (...... '#getDate()#'   )
> Now() is for MySQL which is what I'm using. However, when I removed the #'s
> and used Now(), it worked!

It probably would have worked if you had removed the single quotes.  

As you have discovered both CF and MySQL have a now() function.   To use the CF function, use ## signs, but _no_ single quotes (because the function returns a date/time object, not a string).

INSERT ....
VALUES (   #now()# )

To use the MySQL version of that function, do _not_ use ## signs or single quotes:

INSERT ....
VALUES (   now() )
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