1 user.install user_update_1024()

Add a "changed" column to the "users" table.

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core/modules/user/user.install, line 1370
Install, update and uninstall functions for the user module.


function user_update_1024() {
  // On older databases originating from Drupal 5, the "changed" column was
  // renamed to "access" in system_update_136(), and the "changed" index on the
  // "access" column may still persist. That column index needs to be removed
  // before adding the new "changed" column.
  // See: https://api.drupal.org/api/drupal/modules%21system%21system.install/function/system_update_136/5.x
  if (db_index_exists('users', 'changed')) {
    if (!db_index_exists('users', 'access')) {
      db_add_index('users', 'access', array('access'));
    db_drop_index('users', 'changed');

  $spec = array(
    'type' => 'int',
    'not null' => TRUE,
    'default' => 0,
    'description' => 'Timestamp for when user was changed.',
  $keys = array(
    'indexes' => array(
      'changed' => array('changed'),

  // In some cases sites have added the changed field themselves e.g. via a
  // contrib or custom module. Ensure the field uses core's new schema.
  if (db_field_exists('users', 'changed')) {
    db_change_field('users', 'changed', 'changed', $spec, $keys);
  else {
    db_add_field('users', 'changed', $spec, $keys);
    // Set the initial value for existing users.
      ->expression('changed', 'created')