[development] DB Column Format

Nancy Wichmann nan_wich at bellsouth.net
Thu May 14 18:07:43 UTC 2009

That doesn’t work because the schema is updated by the time the update runs.
The only thing I can think of now is to rename the old column and use

Next question: Is there are Drupal or database-independent date formatting
function that produces a DATETIME value. I know I can use date() with
something appropriate, but I don’t know how efficient that is.

Would there be any interest in my submitting a patch for “format_date($time,

Nancy E. Wichmann, PMP
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Okay, I found:
  $schema = drupal_get_schema('mytable');
  if ($schema['fields']['last_checked']['type'] != 'datetime') {


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