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SQL 2008 default date needs to be 1900-01-01

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I am trying to set the "Default Value or Binding" to
1900-01-01

on SQL server 2008

I am getting the error:
Error Validating the default for column 'CreateDate'
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I don't want to use getdate() for my default.  How can I do this?
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Question by:ndornack
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try:

ALTER TABLE YourTable
ADD CONSTRAINT [DefaultConstraintDT]  DEFAULT ('1900-01-01') FOR [YourColumn_CreateDate]
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you could also use '' as default value, evaluating as 1900-01-01 also...
the trick is to put the quotes, without the quotes it would be 1900 minus 1 minus 1 which will be 1898, which would evaluated to 1900-01-01 + 1898 days ...
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Thanks for the help, these both work.
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