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From:Jerry Schwartz Date:December 16 2010 10:02pm
Subject:Access to MySQL
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I have to move the back-end of an Access application to MySQL, and I’ve run into one
issue that I haven’t been able to solve yet.


The Access database stores dates as text in a “yyyy/mm/dd” format. The problem
is that the default value is a formula that generates the current date, formatted as text.
In Access, it looks like




This construct is used throughout the table definitions.


Is there any alternative to setting the default to something else (NULL, for example) and
moving the “default” into the application code? That would be a significant




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