I may not be remembering correctly, but I think the delimiter for a date
value is the pound sign '#' so try #2004-03-18#

If nothing else, use the date() function to convert date("2004-03-18")


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> Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2004 4:11 PM
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> Subject: SQL Timestamp Default
> How do you specify a date for a default value with a 
> timestamp variable?
> I've tried combinations of 
> STARTDATE TIMESTAMP WITH DEFAULT "20040318" with the defauly value
> surrounded by apostrophes, quotes, and with and without dashes...
> What am I missing?
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