[development] Form field maxlengths vs. database field sizes
adrian at bryght.com
Thu Feb 9 19:23:07 UTC 2006
On 08 Feb 2006, at 8:28 PM, Chris Johnson wrote:
> It does not presently, but Drupal could know the field sizes in the
> database tables. However, is that worth doing? (I'm presently
> developing a database abstraction layer for my employer where the
> db layer figures out the metadata, like field sizes, on the fly so
> that the applications need not know anything at all about it.)
I want to do this for 4.8.
it simplifies the install files (which are in core now), and allows
us to possibly automate some of the _update_x function creation.
db_create_table('name', array('field' => 'type', 'field' => 'type');
keeping track of all the columns in the database is important for
stuff like views and relationships too.
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