[development] Schema API committed for D6

James Walker walkah at walkah.net
Fri May 25 15:39:46 UTC 2007

On 5/25/07 10:53 AM, Matthew Farina wrote:
> Nice Job, Barry.  This will make it a lot easier to support more
> databases than mysql and postgresql.

nevermind that , postgres support in contrib now will at least be far
more common.

great job Barry et al!!!


> 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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