[thelist] Expiring records in MySQL

Jonathon Thomas jthomas at firstnet.net.uk
Fri May 10 10:40:01 CDT 2002


As far as I know this isn't possible.
However (I'm assuming you're running on unix), you could set up a daily
cron job to call a simple perl script which executed the following

Delete from [tablename] where [expiry] < now()

[tablename] is obviously the name of your table, and [expiry] is a
DATETIME column containing the expiry date.



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Is it possible to make entries into a MySQL database (+ PHP) which
expire and
are therefore autoremoved when their allocated date arrives?

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