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Re: Re: mysql auto_incremented id

by cchampion (Curate)
on Dec 17, 2003 at 20:12 UTC ( #315373=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: mysql auto_incremented id
in thread mysql auto_incremented id

Not sure this is the best solution,

Definitely not.

Removing a primary key and recreating it will break the database referential integrity.

BTW reusing the gaps in the primary key, as the OP wants, is not the smartest move either. I know a couple of methods to achieve that, but I also know half a dozen reasons not to do it. Therefore I'll keep the method for myself.

In the meantime, I will just suggest leaving the primary key alone.

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Re: Re: Re: mysql auto_incremented id
by eric256 (Parson) on Dec 17, 2003 at 20:44 UTC

    I understood about the integrity. That would be why I mentioned that normaly keys (ids in this case_ are meant to stay the same and never be changed.

    Eric Hodges

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