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From: Antonio PHP (php.antoniogmail.com)
Date: Wed Apr 29 2009 - 13:29:11 CDT
Thanks. NOW() and php date(); work for my newly created test tables, but it
doesn't work for my working table. I can't insert date, time or now()
into my old table (which is as below).
For now, I'm using MySQL auto timestamp ('Updated' field), but I need to
insert date when the data was created!
Why is this? Please help me. (I'm using the newest versions of PHP and
This is MySQL data structure. - I underlined where it causes the error
`id_Company` smallint(6) unsigned NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT,
`Name` varchar(50) CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_unicode_ci NOT NULL
`Revenue` mediumint(6) NOT NULL,
`Company_Size` mediumint(6) NOT NULL,
`Ownership` tinyint(1) NOT NULL,
`Homepage` varchar(50) CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_unicode_ci NOT NULL,
`Job_Source` varchar(100) CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_unicode_ci NOT
`Updated` timestamp NOT NULL DEFAULT CURRENT_TIMESTAMP,
*`Created` datetime NOT NULL,
*PRIMARY KEY (`id_Company`),
KEY `Ownership` (`Ownership`)
ENGINE=InnoDB DEFAULT CHARSET=utf8
FOREIGN KEY (`Ownership`) REFERENCES `ownership` (`id_Ownership`) ON DELETE
CASCADE ON UPDATE CASCADE;
Here is php script -----------------------------
$sql = "INSERT INTO company SET
*Created=NOW() // if I remove this line it works fine.
mysql_query ($sql) or die (mysql_error());
Also, this doesn't work for this table.
$Datetime = date( 'Y-m-d H:i:s');
INSERT INTO ....
On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 9:28 AM, Scott Haneda <talklistsnewgeo.com> wrote:
> We need to see your entire query and the table structure. timestamp fields
> can have options set to auto update them, where order matters, and only one
> field can support that feature.
> Please supply more data.
> On Apr 28, 2009, at 2:18 PM, Antonio PHP wrote:
> You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to
>> your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'Created =
>> Updated = NOW()' at line 8
>> 'Created' and 'Updated' are set to datetime (InnoDB).
>> The same syntax works for some newly created tables... and gives no error.
>> It's very strange. 'Now()' works for some tables, and it doesn't for some.
>> (All set in phpmyadmin...)
>> What could have caused this? Any similar experience?
> Scott * If you contact me off list replace talklists with scott *