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create table documents ( id integer not null primary key , title varchar(99) not null , added date not null , constraint only_new_ones check ( added >= '2007-01-01' ) );
The CHECK constraint should always be given a descriptive name, because this helps identify the source of the error when the constraint is violated. The constraint name is optional, but the difference is between getting an error message that looks like this:
INSERT statement terminated. CHECK constraint "CK__documents__added__73852659" was violated.
and one that looks like this:
INSERT statement terminated. CHECK constraint "only_new_ones" was violated.
Use a constraint name that describes the constraint accurately.
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