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Re: Timestamp vs Datetime
Posted by: Erin ONeill ()
Date: July 18, 2005 04:51PM

I've been in the same quandry. Our production server is 4.0. I'm pushing to update to at least 4.1. In combing thru the schema I've been forced to do a lot of reading on datetime vs timestamp. And the conclusion I've come to is to use datetime for everything BUT the last_modified field. The reason for that is we want to continue to use this syntax in the CREATE TABLE code:
last_modified timestamp default CURRENT_TIMESTAMP on update CURRENT_TIMESTAMP

As far as I've read you can not use something like NOW() with datetime.... If I'm wrong I want to hear! :)


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Timestamp vs Datetime 85456 Tom Dean 07/17/2005 05:33PM
Re: Timestamp vs Datetime 46631 Benoit St-Jean 07/17/2005 09:37PM
Re: Timestamp vs Datetime 31351 Erin ONeill 07/18/2005 04:51PM
Re: Timestamp vs Datetime 23571 Allen Arakaki 07/21/2005 05:36PM
Re: Timestamp vs Datetime 55335 Allen Arakaki 07/21/2005 05:59PM
Re: Timestamp vs Datetime 23462 Erin ONeill 07/22/2005 11:41AM
Re: Timestamp vs Datetime 15310 Erick Papadakis 11/21/2006 01:28PM
Re: Timestamp vs Datetime 14939 KimSeong Loh 11/21/2006 05:55PM

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