[wp-hackers] dbDelta does not update the table

Eddie Ringle eddie at eringle.net
Thu Sep 17 00:02:19 UTC 2009

Perhaps it was the VARCHAR lines where VARCHAR wasn't being capitalized?
Eddie Ringle
eddie at eringle.net

On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 7:20 PM, Jennifer Hodgdon <yahgrp at poplarware.com>wrote:

> dbDelta is VERY sensitive to the exact format of your database schema --
> could that be the problem? Some restrictions are mentioned in
> http://codex.wordpress.org/Creating_Tables_with_Plugins but maybe not all.
> Most have to do with whitespace, such as spaces vs. tabs, and maybe even the
> type of newline character (unix, mac, windows formatted file).
> So, you may need to look at the code of dbDelta to figure out if it is
> expecting anything else that your code is not getting exactly the way
> dbDelta wants it.
>   ---Jennifer
> Eddie Ringle wrote:
>> Indeed:
>> http://github.com/eddieringle/wicketpixie/blob/master/app/adsenseads.php#L33
>> On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 6:47 PM, John Blackbourn
>> <johnbillion+wp at gmail.com <johnbillion%2Bwp at gmail.com><
>> johnbillion%2Bwp at gmail.com <johnbillion%252Bwp at gmail.com>>
>>> wrote:
>>  Can we see some code or a link to the theme?
>>> 2009/9/16 Eddie Ringle <eddie at eringle.net>:
>>>> My theme recently entered it's third RC, and a common issue people are
>>>> having is a modification to the table structure for one of the tables my
>>>> theme installs. I followed the Creating Tables in Plugins guide and made
>>>> sure to use dbDelta, which as far as I know, should update the table to
>>> fit
>>>> the new structure. Can anyone tell me why this is not happening? The
>>>> modification to the table structure included replacing one column with a
>>>> different one, and of a different type.
> --
> Jennifer Hodgdon * Poplar ProductivityWare
> www.poplarware.com
> Drupal, WordPress, and custom Web programming
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