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Zac Zheng

schema dump corrupts default date

Reported by Zac Zheng | October 21st, 2009 @ 04:10 PM

rake db:schema:dump produces corrupted default date:

t.column "start_date", :date, :default => Sat, 01 Jan 0001, :null => false

'rake db:schema:load' would then error: db/schema.rb:510: syntax error, unexpected tCONSTANT, expecting tASSOC
...:date, :default => Sat, 01 Jan 0001, :null => false

This table was not generated with migrations but imported in from SMF forum. Probably wasn't a great idea.

I have looked in activerecord/lib/active_record/schema_dumper.rb but couldn't come up with a fix.

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  • Matt Jones

    Matt Jones October 26th, 2009 @ 03:45 AM

    What version of Rails was this schema dumped from? The only relevant commit that I can find is from August 2006:

    If you can reproduce this on a more recent version of Rails, it will be much easier to investigate.

  • Zac Zheng

    Zac Zheng June 16th, 2010 @ 02:51 PM

    I have looked at this issue again and it's not a Rails problem.

    The problem was with a really out-of-date spatial_adapter plugin which overwrote the table method used my schema dump, and which didn't output default dates correctly.

    Thanks for the pointer to the schema dump code.

  • Santiago Pastorino

    Santiago Pastorino February 2nd, 2011 @ 04:37 PM

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  • Santiago Pastorino

    Santiago Pastorino February 2nd, 2011 @ 04:37 PM

    • State changed from “open” to “stale”

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