On Apr 30, 2008, at 5:03 PM, Philip Thompson wrote:

On Apr 30, 2008, at 10:54 AM, Jason Pruim wrote:
Hi Yves,

Thanks for the tip, that worked, I think I'll use that from now on..

Just out of curiosity though, any idea why it wasn't working as I was writing it :)

Did you try putting the query that PHP is generating in phpMyAdmin or MySQL Query Browser? See if it throws an error when attempting to update. It *appears* that the query should work.

No I haven't, I don't have phpMyAdmin installed since I do it all from the command line, and I don't pay for hosting yet... But I am going to need to change that. I don't believe I have heard about MySQL Query Browser though... Is it a webapp? Or do I need to install it on my local computer?




~Philip

PS... Was it you, Jason, or someone else who asked about the security of the community knowing their database structure and I encouraged the use of `backticks` around all field and table names?

Yeah it was me... Old habits die hard :) I'm working on converting everything :)



On Apr 30, 2008, at 11:47 AM, YVES SUCAET wrote:

Hi Jason,

It's not because you create a date/time value that you automatically have an integer-value. You need to specify first that you want the date/ time value
converted to an integer value first.

See
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/date-and-time-functions.html#function_unix-timestamp
for an example of how to do this.

Actually, by using this function, you probably don't even need to create the $modifiedTimestamp variable anymore. You can just write your SQL query as
follows:

$sql = "Update `mytable` set timestamp=UNIX_TIMESTAMP() where Record='1'";

HTH,

Yves

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Received: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 10:39:11 AM CDT
From: Jason Pruim <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: Stut <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>Cc: php-db@lists.php.net
Subject: Re: [PHP-DB] Timestamps


On Apr 30, 2008, at 11:35 AM, Stut wrote:

On 30 Apr 2008, at 16:29, Jason Pruim wrote:
Okay... So I know this should be simple...

Trying to store a timestamp in a MySQL database... The timestamp I
am making like so: $modifiedTimestamp = time();

and then just $sql = "Update `mytable` set
timestamp='$modifiedTimestamp' where Record='1'";

Simple right? Not quite...in my database it's storing a "0" in the
timestamp field which is a int(10) field.

I have googled, and searched manuals, but have not been able to
figure out what is going on....

Any Ideas?

timestamp is a reserved word. Try putting it in backticks.


Okay, so I did a really crappy job at my sudo code... The field name
is actually Last_Updated.

so my update code looks like this: Last_Updated='$modifiedTimestamp'

*Slaps his wrist... Bad copy/paste! BAD!!!

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