Add default date to column in SQL Server 2008

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In this post we will discuss how we can insert default datetime to a column in sql server 2008 in management studio as well as by using query.

In my previous posts we have discussed about Delete record using enterprise library in Asp.Net [Read here], Add new column to existing table in sql server 2008 [Read here] and WCF tutorial and example in C#.Net.

As we know through the use of GETDATE() function we can get the current date time in SQL server 2008.

Below is the query to add default date value to a column.

Name varchar(50) NOT NULL,
JoiningDate datetime NOT NULL DEFAULT GETDATE()

Check the below figure to add default value using Management Studio.

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