[wp-hackers] dbDelta and duplicated indices

Ryan Scheuermann ryan at concept64.com
Tue Apr 25 17:05:50 GMT 2006

Owen Winkler wrote:
> Ryan Scheuermann wrote:
>> Maybe if we are going to recommend plugin authors to use dbDelta, we 
>> should have some documentation on its precise syntax?  Might benefit 
>> those not willing to fiddle and peruse the core code until it works?  
>> "We" referring to the collective of WP developers/documenters.  :-)
> Originally, I had written it so that it would respond to the format 
> that phpMyAdmin was producing when I asked for the database struture 
> as SQL.  I think that's generally the SHOW CREATE TABLE format.
> Owen
OK, that makes sense.  I just tested a single column UNIQUE KEY with 
this syntax and dbDelta works 100%, but with a multi-column UNIQUE KEY, 
dbDelta does attempt to recreate the index every time even with the 
exact phpMyAdmin syntax.


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