I want to upgrade my MySQL 5.5.40 server to 5.6.28. But as per the documentation we need to alter the tables having columns which are using date or datetime or timestamp data types as storage requirement for these data types changed and to allow fractional parts for these temporal data types.
ALTER TABLE tbl_name FORCE;
But how can we confirm that storage is altered. Is there any query or something to check that table columns are updated. What are the consequences if we don't alter the table and just done an in place upgrade from 5.5 to 5.6?