Assign sysdate instead of the result of DateTime::now()

Hi rails devs,

I've put the following code in a model:

    protected       def validate         self[:lastupdate] = DateTime::now()       end

I wonder how I could get "sysdate" instead of the result of DateTime::now() in the generated SQL request. The goal is to get the database server time and not the application server time. You've already figure out that I'm using Oracle ;).

I have 2 solutions:    - hack quote() into OracleAdapter    - add a trigger directly on the oracle table

Is somebody would have a better solution?


Is the issue that the app server time is inconsistent with the database server, or is it a time zone issue? If it's the latter, I would suggest you store all dates as GMT and just let rails set created_at and updated_at for you automatically.