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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! :)

erin

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