Forum: Ruby on Rails Assign sysdate instead of the result of DateTime::now()

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Florent G. (Guest)
on 2009-02-17 12:44
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Hi rails devs,

I've put the following code in a model:

      def validate
        self[:lastupdate] = DateTime::now()

I wonder how I could get "sysdate" instead of the result of
DateTime::now() in the generated SQL request. The goal is to get the
database server time and not the application server time. You've
already figure out that I'm using Oracle ;).

I have 2 solutions:
   - hack quote() into OracleAdapter
   - add a trigger directly on the oracle table

Is somebody would have a better solution?

Jeff E. (Guest)
on 2009-02-17 17:49
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Is the issue that the app server time is inconsistent with the
database server, or is it a time zone issue?  If it's the latter, I
would suggest you store all dates as GMT and just let rails set
created_at and updated_at for you automatically.

On Feb 17, 5:04 am, Florent G. <removed_email_address@domain.invalid>
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