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From:Martijn Tonies Date:May 15 2009 1:43pm
Subject:Re: Inserting a default null date
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> I have a table with a column like:
> date date default null,
> If I enter an empty string in it, the default null value is added (as it 
> should).
> But if I enter an invalid date by mistake, the date 0000-00-00 date date 
> is entered instead of the default null, and this is not good.
> Can I do something to force MySQL to insert a null date if the entered 
> date is an invalid one?

That's silly, if the data you want to insert is considered to be invalid, 
reject it,
don't replace it with NULL.

With regards,

Martijn Tonies
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