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Re^7: return primary key if duplicate entry exists?

by CountZero (Bishop)
on Jan 24, 2016 at 20:06 UTC ( #1153517=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^6: return primary key if duplicate entry exists?
in thread return primary key if duplicate entry exists?

As I explain below, CRC32 is not a good candidate for a primary key. An auto-incrementing primary key is much better in this case.

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