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Multiple Timestamp fields

Thread began 8/05/2013 11:54 am by iainmacdonald331081 | Last modified 8/06/2013 12:01 pm by Ray Borduin | 275 views | 2 replies |


Multiple Timestamp fields

This is probably slightly off topic, as its an SQL thing rather than a DA thing, but does anyone know of any workarounds to the limitation whereby you can only have one field in a table that timestamps the current date?

Basically would ideally have two fields - DateAdded and DateUpdated that can be set to populate automatically with the current date when a record is added or updated.

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CraigRBeta Tester

I am pretty sure you can use a mysql stored procedure to help do this, but I have used a quick and dirty method in the past.

Keep the timestamp field for when the record is updated, with ON_UPDATE Current Timestamp as the field attribute.

Set the dateadded field as date time.

on the php page, set a php variable to the current time

<?php $dateandtime = date("Y-m-d H:i:s");?>

use the $dateandtime variable in your insert record server behavior

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Thanks Craig - works perfectly!

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