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MySQL column defaults ActiveRecord::SchemaDumper February 26, 2008

Posted by John Dewey in ActiveRecord, Database, MySQL, Rails.
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ActiveRecord::SchemaDumper will use empty strings as the default value for a column marked as NOT NULL, in MySQL versions < 5.0.51.  This behavior recently changeddefaulting to null (nil).  This caused our specs to fail for various reasons.  Something to keep in mind when upgrading.  We had been coding to a MySQL bug.

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