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Using Temporal Tables for Created and Updated Timestamps

Daniel Hutmacher has an interesting use case for temporal tables:

You have a table that you want to add “created” and “updated” timestamp columns to, but you can’t update the application code to update those columns. In the bad old times, you had to write a trigger to do the hard work for you. Triggers introduce additional complexity and potentially even a performance impact.

So here’s a nicer way to do it, trigger-free.

Click through for the solution, as well as a warning from Daniel.