I have a working command:

UPDATE ads SET ad_points = ad_points - 20

And I would like to perform this action every day.

After creating the event in phpMyAdmin (MYSQL) nothing happens (on the next day, etc.):

CREATE EVENT daily_pointsmin
      EVERY 1 DAY
    COMMENT 'Subtracts twenty points from all the ads on every day.'
      UPDATE ads SET ad_points = ad_points - 20;

What can be the reason? The DB is in MYISAM, the tables are in InnoDB.

I've tried this already (including db in code):

UPDATE indikatr_main.ads SET ad_points = ad_points - 20
  • Is the event scheduler thread running on the server? – Dave Aug 22 '18 at 15:00
  • For this command: SET GLOBAL event_scheduler = ON; I have this result: #1227 - Access denied; you need (at least one of) the SUPER privilege(s) for this operation But other events are working. Like this: BEGIN DECLARE x INT; DECLARE cname VARCHAR(255); SET x = DATEDIFF(NOW(),'2018-01-01') - 1; SET cname = CONCAT('d_',x); SET @s=CONCAT('ALTER TABLE calendar DROP `', cname); PREPARE stmt FROM @s; EXECUTE stmt; END – pnz Aug 22 '18 at 15:10
  • "The DB is in MYISAM, the tables are in InnoDB." -- Huh?? – Rick James Aug 30 '18 at 3:36

To enable or disable the execution of scheduled events, it is necessary to set the value of the global event_scheduler system variable. This requires the SYSTEM_VARIABLES_ADMIN or SUPER privilege. link

GRANT EVENT ON myschema.* TO jon@ghidora;

Or you may need to add super privilege using phpmyadmin link

Go to PHPMYADMIN > privileges > Edit User > Under Administrator tab Click SUPER > Go

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(I'm not answering the Question as Asked, but rather suggesting how to make things better in the long run.)

Updating entire tables, especially on a regular basis, is a serious performance hit if the table is large. Also, it is a sign of a dubious schema design.

One thought... Don't blindly increment all the rows. Instead, compute the offset in every SELECT -- do some simple arithmetic based on the current date and the original date for the row. (Subtract, then multiply by 20.)

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The problem was that, the server set OFF the "Event scheduler status", so I had to write cron jobs instead SQL events.

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