Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Problems? Is your data what you think it is?

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.

Replies are listed 'Best First'.
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

Log In?

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://315373]
and all is quiet...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others romping around the Monastery: (7)
As of 2018-06-21 08:47 GMT
Find Nodes?
    Voting Booth?
    Should cpanminus be part of the standard Perl release?

    Results (117 votes). Check out past polls.