[development] Schema API committed for D6

Matthew Farina matt at mattfarina.com
Fri May 25 14:53:30 UTC 2007

Nice Job, Barry.  This will make it a lot easier to support more  
databases than mysql and postgresql.

On May 25, 2007, at 10:01 AM, Barry Jaspan wrote:

> Dries committed the Schema API patch this morning.  Henceforth, all
> tables should be declared in .schema files and update functions should
> use the Schema API instead of explicit SQL or the former pgsql-only
> db_add_column()/db_change_column() functions in update.php.  (Explicit
> SQL and those pgsql-functions will keep working, of course, so this
> does not represent a "flag day" for contrib.)
> The schema.module in contrib will automatically generate a schema data
> structure for any table that already exists in the database; you can
> then copy and paste it into your .schema file.
> I'll be writing some handbook pages for all of this in the near  
> future.
> Thanks,
> Barry

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