Jasper Tey Mon Dec 13 14:48:06 -0500 2010

Subject: Intercepting the updated_at Automatic Timestamp?

Is there a way to intercept the automatic updated_at timestamp so that it only updates when certain fields of the model are updated?

For example, if I have a Page model, I'd only like updated_at to be updated when Page->content is updated. Is this possible without going the manual route and creating a separate timestamp field?

Kien La Tue Dec 21 18:27:29 -0500 2010

No, this is not possible. Updated_at wasn't really meant for that purpose so you'd need to handle this manually.