At 07:58 AM 6/2/2006, Alex Major wrote:
>I've posted this up on both this list, and the php list as I'm not sure
>whether this is something that I'd need to do with the php or mysql.
>Basically, I am making an add-on to my small website which is a mini online
>game. Every user will have gold, and every 30mins I'd like their amount of
>gold to go up by 1 (or say a variable say $goldupdateamount).
>I'd like to know which would be the best way of doing this, and if there is
>a command in mysql which would achieve this.
I don't know about MySQL, but for PHP you would have to run it as a cron
(or similar OS service) to trigger a script to do the update.
If you have access to the server, this could be any language which can work
As for MySQL, I do not believe it has a built-in timer, except for
synchronization or replication.
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