Totally Dumb Dev Question

  • One dev just asked me

    "If you have a table with an autogen id column, and a datetime column which defaults to now() (dev speak for CURRENT_TIMESTAMP πŸ™‚ ) can you just insert rows without adding anything else?"

    Hmmm I thought sounds bizzare insert a row without adding any other data................:crazy:

    I don't think it would work.... how do you do the insert?

    You have to add something to the row to get it to generate an instance of a row and bind it to the table. i.e. a data item into a third column.

    (Time to educate with extreme predjudice) πŸ˜€


    Hiding under a desk from SSIS Implemenation Work :crazy:

  • Hi Shaun

    Wasn't this a qotd earlier in the year?

    INSERT INTO table Default Values

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  • Can't say I saw that one Chris, but I'll go check it out cheers.

    So it is possible :crazy: using

    INSERT INTO 'tablename' Default Values

    Amazing πŸ˜€ Them devs are not so dumb afterall. πŸ˜›


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