How to save current timestamp in database in cakephp?

by dalton_moen , in category: PHP Frameworks , 6 months ago

How to save current timestamp in database in cakephp?

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by lottie , 6 months ago


In CakePHP, you can save the current timestamp in the database using the date() function in combination with the beforeSave() callback method.

  1. Open the model file where you want to save the current timestamp. This is typically located in the app/Model/ directory and ends with .php.
  2. Add the following code to the model file, inside the class definition:
public function beforeSave($options = array()) {
    if (!$this->id) {
        $this->data[$this->alias]['created'] = date('Y-m-d H:i:s');
    return true;

This code will set the created field with the current timestamp before saving the data to the database. Replace created with the desired field name if you want to save the timestamp in a different field.

  1. Save the changes in the model file and CakePHP will automatically call the beforeSave() method whenever you save the data using the model.

Now, whenever you create a new entry in the database using this model, the created field will automatically be populated with the current timestamp.