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Nate Wiger

Fix for change_column :null => true in migrations

Reported by Nate Wiger | April 19th, 2008 @ 09:02 PM

Currently, using change_column with :null => true on a formerly :null => false column does not have the proper effect. This patch fixes this issue by explicitly checking the keys for :null. I have been using this in a production setting for a while with no issues.

Note: This patch can't be compressed further (outside of syntactic trickery). It's very important to not do anything unless the :null option is present. Otherwise, you can generate bad SQL which attempts to re-set a NOT NULL column to NOT NULL, and Oracle in particular will generate a fatal error.

I couldn't figure out how to test this patch within the AR test framework, as the actual table definition needs to be reverified. I have tested this on mysql and Oracle on my end and it works well.

Thanks, Nate

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