To perform a current valid-time insert into a valid-time table, use the CURRENT VALIDTIME qualifier.
Consider the following valid-time table:
CREATE MULTISET TABLE Policy( Policy_ID INTEGER, Customer_ID INTEGER, Policy_Type CHAR(2) NOT NULL, Policy_Details CHAR(40), Validity PERIOD(DATE) NOT NULL AS VALIDTIME ) PRIMARY INDEX(Policy_ID);
The following statement performs a current valid-time insert into the Policy table. Because the INSERT uses a positional assignment list (where no column names are provided), no value for the valid-time column can be specified. The system timestamps the value of the valid-time column.
CURRENT VALIDTIME INSERT INTO Policy VALUES (541077, 766492008, 'AU', 'STD-CH-344-YXY-00');
The following statement also performs a current valid-time insert into the Policy table. Because the INSERT uses a named list, a value for the valid-time column can be specified.
CURRENT VALIDTIME INSERT INTO Policy (Policy_ID, Customer_ID, Policy_Type, Policy_Details, Validity) VALUES (541145, 616035020, 'AU', 'STD-CH-348-YXN-01', PERIOD '(2009-12-03, 2010-12-01)');