Drupal 6. Using Rules and CCK
So, I have a content type that gets automatically generated with Rules. Several CCK fields get populated at creation time, including a datetime field. I want this field to get populated with the current date/time.
For some reason, the Global Token fields don't work, the interface throws an error when I try to use a token instead of a standard formatted date/time stamp.
So, I use advanced PHP code box to set the date/time value.
return array( 0 => array('value' => date("m/d/Y - H:i")), );
This code works, but when I do it this way it seems that whenever I refresh the node page the date/time stamp in the field is updated to whatever the current time is. This is not the behavior I want. I want the date/time to get inserted at creation time, and have it remain unchanged for perpetuity.