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Inserting values into Table columns

Posted on 2012-04-07
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Hello experts,

I created a tale in an Sql Server database using the following  code.


Create table FirstTable
(ID int Primary key Identity(1,1),
FName varchar(30) null,
LName varChar(50) null,
Comments varchar(100) null Default 'To be filled later'
)



As you can see the code allows for the column "Comments" to be null. The column also uses a default data which should be inserted automatically if the user doesn't enter his own data.

My problem is this: When I enter data directly (manually) into the table and leave out Column "Comments" the default is entered automatically as expected.

But when I try to insert a new record using code and leave out the  value for the "comments" column Sql Server generates an error telling me: "Column name or number of supplied values does not match table definition." Here is an example of how I tried to insert a new record:

insert into FirstTable
Values('Don','Thomas')
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Question by:adamtrask
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by:Anuroopsundd
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insert into FirstTable
Values('Don','Thomas','')
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problem with your command is you are not specifying columns in which the 2 values should go. so your insert command should be like below.

INSERT INTO Firsttable(Fname,Lname)
VALUES ('Don','Thomas')
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by:adamtrask
ID: 37819321
but this would leave the column blank, it doesn't allow for the default to be entered
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by:adamtrask
ID: 37819338
Thank you
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by:taz8020
ID: 37819870
Hi adamtrask, if you are making a desktop application you would be better doing this at the dataset, as the sql query will not insert the default value.

eg if using vb
Me.MyDataSet.Tables!MyTable.Columns("MyDateColumn").DefaultValue = "what erver the defualt value is"
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