Calling save changes a date field in my model instance to 2000

Hi,

I’m having a problem with dates (laugh if you must :).

$ rails --version
Rails 2.3.5
$ ruby --version
ruby 1.8.7 (2010-01-10 patchlevel 249) [x86_64-linux]

I have a bunch of data in a text file that I’d like to place in my
DB but am ending up with odd results when I save the data.

Here’s my model:

class CreateWaits < ActiveRecord::Migration
  def self.up
    create_table :waits do |t|
      t.string :location
      t.integer :reg_wait_min
      t.integer :lic_wait_min
      t.time :collection_time  #This is the troublesome one

      t.timestamps
    end
  end

Here’s an interaction from the console. I make a new Wait and give it
a collection_time of Time.now. The resulting objects has a
collection_time that looks right, March, 2010. At this point I call
save and then search for the newly inserted data. It comes back with a
collection_time in 2000. Any ideas what’s going on? I’m new to rails
so any advice will be greatly appreciated.

w = Wait.new(:location => “Arl”,
:reg_wait_min => 13,
:lic_wait_min => 223,
:collection_time => Time.now())

=> #<Wait id: nil, location: “Arl”,
reg_wait_min: 13, lic_wait_min: 223,
collection_time: “2010-03-08 09:20:40”, #HERE
created_at: nil, updated_at: nil>

w.save
=> true

Wait.find(:all, :conditions => [“location = ‘Arl’”])
=> [#<Wait id: 2983, location: “Arl”, reg_wait_min: 13,
lic_wait_min: 223,
collection_time: “2000-01-01 09:20:40”, ## HUH?
created_at: “2010-03-08 14:20:55”, updated_at: “2010-03-08
14:20:55”>]

At this point w has also been updated to have the 2000 date.

thanks much for your help,
Paul

On Mar 8, 2:47 pm, Paul R. [email protected] wrote:

DB but am ending up with odd results when I save the data.

it’s because you’ve asked for a time column (which means that only the
time of day component is saved, the date is ignored). If you want date
& time make your column be a datetime

Fred

Frederick C. writes:

On Mar 8, 2:47 pm, Paul R. [email protected] wrote:

Hi,

I have a bunch of data in a text file that I’d like to place in my
DB but am ending up with odd results when I save the data.

Here’s my model:

class CreateWaits < ActiveRecord::Migration
  def self.up
    create_table :waits do |t|
      t.string :location
      t.integer :reg_wait_min
      t.integer :lic_wait_min
      t.time :collection_time  #This is the troublesome one

it’s because you’ve asked for a time column (which means that only
the
time of day component is saved, the date is ignored). If you want
date
& time make your column be a datetime

Ah ha. That makes sense.

Thanks much,
Paul

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