MSSQL Auto Populate Creation Time

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It’s good practice to add a creation time to every record in your database which marks the time and date when the record was created. This is ridiculously easy since it’s a feature of MSSQL.

Simply use DATETIME2() type and GETDATE() function.

       (id           INT IDENTITY PRIMARY KEY
       ,createTime   DATETIME2(0) DEFAULT GETDATE()

Now, automatically, every time a record is created the creation time is automatically populated in the database.

There isn’t such a function for modified time. That would have to be done programmatically in whatever program is used to populate the database.

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