troubleshooting Question

copying a record with a timestamp field

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I wish to insert records from one table into another in the same database.

Both tables have the same structure.

I am using

use mydatabase
insert into Table2
select * from Table1

but I receive the error message "Cannot insert an explicit value into a timestamp column. Use INSERT with a column list to exclude the timestamp column, or insert a DEFAULT into the timestamp column."

I then tried to use the column list method
USE [mydatabase]
GO

INSERT INTO [dbo].[Table2]
           ([Field1]
           ,[Field2]
           ,[Field3]
           )
     VALUES
           (dbo.Table1.Field1
           ,dbo.Table1.Field2
           ,dbo.Table1.Field3
           )
GO

but this resulted in a list of error messages such as:
"The multi-part identifier "dbo.Table2.Field1" could not be bound."


Can anyone help me update this table?
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