Hi All,

First I should point out that I have read the other posts on this issue and understand the problem with enclosing the curdate() command in quotes and therefore making it text and as a result this throws the 0000-00-00 00:00:00 value into the db.........

The problem I have is that I simply can't get mySQL to recognise the curdate() command and all my inserts are the dreaded zero's

If i run this in mySQL it returns the date:


However........if I try to run this

mysql> ALTER TABLE `album` CHANGE `date_added` `date_added` DATETIME DEFAULT curdate() NOT NULL;

I get the following error:

ERROR 1064: You have an error in your SQL syntax near 'curdate()' at line 1

If I enclose the curdate() command in quotes then the alter table SQL runs find but obviously inputs text into the date field resulting in 0000-00-00 00:00:00

Any pointers/help really appreciated

TIA - JaYsuN

P.S. I have a Windows 2000 setup (sorry!) and mySQL v2.32.52-nt