trigger to populate username field in sql server

I need to create a trigger that populates a field named "CreatedBy" with the username of the person who creates the record. I already have a trigger that creates an audit log of when it was cretated like:

ALTER TRIGGER [dbo].[trg_CreatedDate] 
ON dbo.mytable
AFTER Insert
AS
    UPDATE dbo.mytable
    SET CreatedDate = GETDATE()
    WHERE ID IN (SELECT DISTINCT ID FROM Inserted)

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damixaAsked:
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Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Developer, Architect, and AuthorCommented:
Try this...
ALTER TRIGGER [dbo].[trg_CreatedDate] 
ON dbo.mytable
AFTER Insert
AS
    UPDATE dbo.mytable
    SET CreatedDate = GETDATE(), CreatedBy = USER_NAME()
    WHERE ID IN (SELECT DISTINCT ID FROM Inserted) 

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winheimCommented:
Go to the Table Designer and set the "Default Value or Binding" Property under (General) to(suser_sname()) and you can to the same for the CreatedDate column with (getdate()) then you don't need a trigger
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damixaAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys, both excellent ideas.
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