Does Table Storage Timestamps Get Updated if Values Don't Change? RRS feed

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  • Twitter user @DominicNeagle asked the following question: "If you update an entity in Azure Table Storage, but no values actually change, does the Timestamp still get updated?"

    Ananda Siverts


    • Moved by Girish Prajwal Monday, July 20, 2015 4:03 PM related to Azure storage
    Tuesday, July 14, 2015 4:01 PM


  • Hi @DominicNeagle,

    Thanks for posting here.

    Sincere apologies for replying off late on this query.

    If you are making a call to UpdateEntity, timestamp would change.

    These system properties are automatically included for every entity in a table. The names of these properties are reserved and cannot be changed. The developer is responsible for inserting and updating the values of PartitionKey and RowKey. The server manages the value of Timestamp, which cannot be modified.

    Ref: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd179338.aspx

    Hope this clarifies.

    Girish Prajwal

    Monday, July 20, 2015 4:17 PM