Re: Data access page and a date field

I should have said in my previous message that the trigger was referring to
a datetime field and not a timestamp field.

Sylvain Lafontaine, ing.
MVP - Technologies Virtual-PC

"Sylvain Lafontaine" <sylvain aei ca (fill the blanks, no spam please)>
wrote in message news:uRnFN0ywFHA.3124@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Contrary to what their name might tell, timestamp fields are not datetime
> field and they don't contain a date and time value.
> One way to do this would be to make it on the server side by setting the
> default value to getdate() - used when the record is created - and to
> create a trigger on the update event; for exemple:
> CREATE TRIGGER Equipes_DateModification
> ON dbo.Equipes
> AS
> Update E
> Set DateModification = getdate()
> From dbo.Equipes E inner join inserted ins on E.IdEquipe = ins.IdEquipe
> The default value for the creation date for new records can also be set in
> a Insert trigger instead.
> If you don't want to act on the server side, then you will have to perfect
> your knowledge of javascript.
> --
> Sylvain Lafontaine, ing.
> MVP - Technologies Virtual-PC
> E-mail:
> "John Crerar" <JohnCrerar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:3B432D65-FDE2-4412-911E-E0192B3F5F1F@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> I'm trying to do pretty much the same thing. I have a DAP which is
>> linked to
>> a table that has a field timestamp. I want the current date and time to
>> automatically populate that field when a record is updated. I tried your
>> script, but it doesn't seem to do anything. Does it have to be inserted
>> somewhere specific?
>> "PaulD" wrote:
>>> "Gr8Gyro" <Gr8Gyro@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>>> news:18715096-C017-4BE0-900C-E91CB52537F7@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> : Does anyone know if I can default a date field on a data access page
>>> to
>>> the
>>> : current date and have it display the current date on the form when the
>>> data
>>> : access page is run?
>>> : Thanks.
>>> :
>>> : --
>>> : Gyro
>>> Is the date field part of the database or just a text box on the DAP?
>>> Either way, some VBScript can do the job.
>>> <SCRIPT language=vbscript event=DataPageComplete(oEventInfo) for=MSODSC>
>>> <!--
>>> 'if text box, use something like
>>> txtDate.innerText = Date()
>>> 'if a field from the database, use something like
>>> DateField.value = Date()
>>> -->
>>> </SCRIPT>
>>> Paul D


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