Solved

Setting default value when creating table

Posted on 2015-02-04
5
76 Views
Last Modified: 2015-02-04
I am trying to create a table and set a default value for one of the field to 'yyyymm'
the code I am using is

qry_mmyy varchar(6) default (CONVERT(VARCHAR(4),YEAR(getdate()) + CONVERT(VARCHAR(2),MONTH(getdate())))),

Open in new window


I am getting 2017 still though instead of 201502

any ideas would be welcome

thanks
0
Comment
Question by:damixa
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 66

Expert Comment

by:Jim Horn
ID: 40589563
-- This is the varchar
SELECT CONVERT(VARCHAR(4),YEAR(getdate())) + RIGHT('0' + CONVERT(VARCHAR(2),MONTH(getdate())),2)

The use of RIGHT('0'.. is required because February will evaluate to 2, and not 02, so to correct this add a zero to the left side and take the right-most two characters.

-- This is an int, assuming you'll want to do math on this value then any numeric is better
SELECT (CONVERT(VARCHAR(4),YEAR(getdate())) * 100) + CONVERT(VARCHAR(2),MONTH(getdate()))
0
 
LVL 66

Accepted Solution

by:
Jim Horn earned 500 total points
ID: 40589566
Also, if this value will always derive from something else and never be edited, perhaps a calculated column would be better than a default, or always calculate it in whatever query uses it.
0
 
LVL 69

Expert Comment

by:Scott Pletcher
ID: 40589588
qry_mmyy varchar(6) default CONVERT(varchar(6), getdate(), 112)
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:damixa
ID: 40589591
Thanks
0
 
LVL 69

Expert Comment

by:Scott Pletcher
ID: 40589597
Just to clarify for sure:
I assume you mean "computed column" rather than "calculated column"?
0

Featured Post

Tutorials alone can't teach real engineering

So we built better training tools.

-Hands-on Labs
-Instructor Mentoring
-Scenario-Based Tests
-Dedicated Cloud Servers

All at your fingertips. What are you waiting for?

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Composite queries are used to retrieve the results from joining multiple queries after applying any filters. UNION, INTERSECT, MINUS, and UNION ALL are some of the operators used to get certain desired results.​
This article describes how to use the timestamp of existing data in a database to allow Tableau to calculate the prior work day instead of relying on case statements or if statements to calculate the days of the week.
Monitoring a network: how to monitor network services and why? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the philosophy behind service monitoring and why a handshake validation is critical in network monitoring. Software utilized …
Do you want to know how to make a graph with Microsoft Access? First, create a query with the data for the chart. Then make a blank form and add a chart control. This video also shows how to change what data is displayed on the graph as well as form…

724 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question