Syntax for Inserting New Rows with Default Values in SQL Server

Sometimes the simplest of t-sql approaches are often overlooked. Once such instance I came across recently, was a developer trying to insert default values in a SQL Server Table. Here’s a simple way to insert Default Values in a SQL Server table

ID int Identity(1,1) PRIMARY KEY,
EName varchar(50),
Designation varchar(50),
ManagerID int NULL


SELECT * FROM #Employees

Observe how the DEFAULT VALUES option of the INSERT statement is used to add rows without supplying explicit values. Simple!



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Suprotim Agarwal, MCSD, MCAD, MCDBA, MCSE, is the founder of DotNetCurry, DNC Magazine for Developers, SQLServerCurry and DevCurry. He has also authored a couple of books 51 Recipes using jQuery with ASP.NET Controls and a new one recently at The Absolutely Awesome jQuery CookBook.

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