Cheat sheet n tweaks for MySQL

Interesting one.–
TIP 3:

Can the order of the columns in a create statement make a difference? YES

create table t (
a int,
b int,
timeUpdate timestamp,
timeEnter timestamp );

The first timestamp will always be the “automatically generated” time. So
if the record is updated, or inserted, this time gets changed. If the
order is changed, “timeEnter” is before “timeUpdate”, then, “timeEnter”
would get updated. First timestamp column updates automatically.

Note, in the table above timeEnter will only get updated if passed a null

insert into t (a,b,timeEnter) values (1,2,NULL);

Hints: Need mm-dd-yyyy hh:mm:ss format?

select a,b,DATE_FORMAT(timeUpdate,’%m-%d-%Y %T’),DATE_FORMAT(timeEnter,’%m-%d-%Y %T’) from t;
| a | b | DATE_FORMAT(timeUpdate,’%m-%d-%Y %T’) | DATE_FORMAT(timeEnter,’%m-%d-%Y %T’) |
| 3 | 2 | 04-15-2004 19:14:36 | 04-15-2004 19:15:07 |
| 3 | 2 | 04-15-2004 19:14:39 | 04-15-2004 19:15:07 |


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