Numerical sequence generation for automatic key creation

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does the mere existence of a primary key increase query speed for large data sets?

So, I have a table with about 2.4M rows and ~30 columns. There is no unique column within the data. The data is transaction logs from stores where each transaction number is only unique on a per store ...
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Auto increment value needs to be changed inside trigger

I have a slight problem with a table that I have converted which used to be MyISAM, I have now made it a InnoDB table. Original structure: id varchar(15), seqno int(11) auto increment Joint PK ...
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MySQL on Server side PRIMARY KEY taking automatically random Id

I have problem in my database which i have uploaded in Database Version libmysql 5.1.73 In that i got problem like one PRIMARY_KEY field incrementing random values. inserted id's like 1, 2, 35, 67, ...
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How to create identity field in MySQL without using auto_increment column?

I am trying to create a dynamic system when a user can create different objects and relate them to another objects. I need is to be able to generate an identity column similar to auto_increment but ...
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Why does Oracle not support an autonumber data type? [closed]

I know that Oracle implements autonumber functionality using sequences and triggers, but why doesn't it have a built-in autonumber data type as do most relational DBMSs? There are two specific parts ...
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Why does MySQL increment the auto_increment value when there's a constraint violation?

I have a table in a MySQL database with one column id, which has auto_increment and the Primary Key. There's also a Unique constraint in this table, on different columns. I noticed that when I try to ...
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Alter auto-increment of table with 16 million rows

Learned this the hard way. Need to alter a table's auto-increment with 16 million rows. Now, it's taking quite sometime. Any estimate how long it would take? Sorry.
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Auto increment holes in primary key - any issues?

I have an application that is creating large holes in the auto incremented primary surrogate key to the table as it uses lots of INSERT ... ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE queries. I'm looking into changing ...
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Auto_increment value needs to be set as S1

Hi I need to set auto increment for a table as S1. I tried by altering the table and also by creating by new table I am aware how to set auto_increment but when i try to set auto increment as S1 i am ...
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Auto increment char varying column prefixed with some characters

I have a table in PostgreSQL for hospital patients and I want to make a primary key for it as PAT0000001 (char varying) and to keep that field as auto-increment as well. Is there a way to achieve ...
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Can triggers be used to implement automated polymorphic association?

(Apologies for any bad formatting or ignorance of common practices within this community; this is my first question here.) I'm attempting to (re)design a MySQL database for a personal social ...
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Auto-increment ids with multiple inserts in mysql/mariadb

Suppose I have a table with an auto_increment column, and then insert multiple values in a single statement: insert into foo (bar) values ('a'), ('b'), ('c'); From the documentation, last_insert_id()...
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Primary key with randomly varying increments (so it cannot be guessed easily)

I would like the primary keys to be auto-incremented and generated but in varying increments. For ex, if I have increment range as 100... then the auto generated keys would be something like below: - ...
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ALTER TABLE AUTO_INCREMENT number in a Trigger

I want to have my auto increment column to increment by step of 3 upon insert. Can I do something like: Alter table `mytable` auto_increment = (select max(id) from mytable) + 3; in a Trigger? I ...
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make MariaDB Auto-Increment-Increment dynamic

In a certain replication setup I have created multi-master replication in STAR topology using MariaDB. I have an unknown number of 'client-masters', so I have set the auto_increment_increment to 30 ...
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Import using pgAdmin3 produces ERROR: duplicate key value violates unique constraint

I am importing from the GUI a CSV file into a table. I have created the following table: CREATE TABLE jira_tickets.daqa_rpt_tbl ( daqa_report_id bigint NOT NULL DEFAULT 'jira_tickets.daqa_id_seq'::...
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How are auto_increment keys handled in INSERT (SELECT * FROM…)

I have table1 and table2 in MySQL. Both have a primary auto_increment key id. If the table schemas match and I do INSERT INTO table1 (SELECT * FROM table2) what happens with regards to the new rows ...
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Postgres: How to insert row with autoincrement id

There is a Table "context". There is an autoincrement id "context_id". I am using sequence to retrieve the next value. SELECT nextval('context_context_id_seq') The result is: 1, 2, 3,...20.... But ...
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MySQL row does not persist, but primary key with auto-increment is incremented

I have a MySQL database that is acting oddly. I insert a new row and observe that for a brief period of time (less than 30 seconds), the row persists as expected in the table. After this time, though, ...
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autonumber and one-to-many relationship

I have a main table with an autonumber key. I need to introduce a new table, related to the main table in a one-to-many relationship (i.e. a record in the main table could conceivably link to several ...
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Can a complex primary key made up of 4 fields have only one of this fields set to AUTO INCREMENT?

I have a complex primary key, I wonder if what I write in the title is possible: I have a look up table with 4 fields (they should compose the primary key of the table): 1) an INT column; 2) ...
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Why does auto increment jumps by more than the number of rows inserted?

I am very perturbed by this weird behaviour I am seeing in the auto_increment value recorded in the bidID of a Bids table after performing bulk insertion using a stored procedure: INSERT INTO Bids (...
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Postgres CYCLE and existing values

I love that SERIALs can wrap around with CYCLE. However, I can't seem to figure out if that there are lingering values, will Postgres skip over them or throw an error. In other words, I have a table ...
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How to add CYCLE to BIGSERIAL in phpPgAdmin

I'm trying to apply CYCLE to a BIGSERIAL in phpPgAdmin. I've seen how to do it with a query, but I'd much rather be able to do it from phpPgAdmin. Can this be done with phpPgAdmin? If so, how? If ...
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Auto Increment Primary ID inserting random values

Today I was asked to look into this problem and I have never seen anything like this before. A table in our MySQL database, with a primary IDs column, which is set to autoincrement int, had some weird ...
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MySQL auto increment problem with deleting rows / archive table

A hosted server is running "maintenance" each weekend. I am not privy to the details. In a database on this server there is a MyISAM table. This table never holds more than 1000 rows and usually much ...
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How to check with SQL whether a column is an identity column for an Access database?

Knowing how to check whether a column is an identity column for Microsoft SQL Server, I currently still found no solution for doing the same with SQL for a Microsoft Access database. My question: ...
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MySQL auto_increment delivers different primary key in MyISAM and InnoDB

I have a table with auto incremental primary key. If I want to change a row and add new rows I got different primary keys depending on engine MyISAM and InnoDB. The original table is: pk.. ...
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Using the auto increment id from one query as the fk of the next insert

I'm not sure if I'm overcomplicating this or whether I can't see the wood for the trees. I have two tables, both have auto incrementing ID's. Table 1: ID - auto field - int other field - varchar ...
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MariaDB, Triggers and last_insert_id

I have a situation where I have three tables: sample, sample_name and run (extra columns removed to be only relevant information). CREATE TABLE `sample` ( `sample_id` int unsigned NOT NULL ...
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Auto-increment key and Foreign Key as composite for relational database

I do not have any experience in databases other than what I have from just playing with workbench and trying to understand how I need to setup this database for a project. I have been searching the ...
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Creating sequence for longer numeric values

I need to create a database model that includes a field to store 20 digit unique values. Which will be used by many clients over an API. The value must be 20 digit long, numeric and unique. Best ...
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Autoincrement by 2

I use MariaDB 5.5. It increases every auto_increment value by 2. So all my ai cols look like 1 3 5 7 9 ... Where can I change this behaviour? Or might this be a bug?
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Why is InnoDB auto_increment column skipping over large blocks of unused values?

We have an active and important InnoDB table with about 8M rows. We just noticed that for several months, the primary key value (a BIGINT) has been jumping by hundreds at a time. I turned on query ...
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How to use 2 auto increment columns in MySQL phpmyadmin

Is it possible to use 2 auto increment values ? One starting from 0 Another starting from 4000400 Please help me
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SQL - double column used from primary key with autoincrement

I am user the following as primary key in the SqlDB: I am doing the Index as Autoincrement, but it is autoincremented in general not per user. Example userid=1,index=1, then insert another for userid=...
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does last_insert_id() returns correct result when writes from multiple sessions?

I have a table in which there is a combination of 4 columns that will act as a unique key. Instead of using a composite primary key, I want to keep an id column as the primary key. This field is on ...
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Is MySql's LAST_INSERT_ID() function guaranteed to be correct?

When I do a single row INSERT to a table that has an AUTO_INCREMENT column I'd like to use the LAST_INSERT_ID() function to return the new AUTO_INCREMENT'ed value stored for that row. As many SQL ...
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MySql - alternate of auto_increment on multiple columns

Since auto_increment on multiple columns is supported in MyISAM engine only and I can't use it because of its drawbacks (table lock, slower writes, no-transacts etc), I am looking for an alternative. ...
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Design problem with auto-increment fields

I've made this design similar to my problem, it's not exact but it close enough to understand my problem: http://i42.tinypic.com/bhbp5.jpg Some cellular client frequently send their GPS position and ...
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User autoincrement ID for username

I want to automatically create user's, which all have a unique ID. Now here's the problem. If two users are created at exactly the same nanosecond, it may not cause problems. Thus, what i do now is: ...
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MySQL get next unique value without auto increment

I have an MySQL database (InnoDB) that I'm developing for tracking Work Orders at my organization. There are multiple 'sites', and each site has work order numbers starting at 100. WorkorderID ...
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serial field issue

Q: I use a serial as a datatype for my primary keys in my tables. I insert a lot of data then truncate these data one after one many times to test the data entry. My question is: Is there any ...
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What Is The Point of a Primary Key?

Why do I need to have a primary key on my database for it to function correctly? In every tutorial I read, you need to make the id key the primary key. What does the primary key do differently than ...
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MySQL: Why is auto_increment limited to just primary keys?

I know MySQL limits auto_increment columns to primary keys. Why is this? My first thought is that it's a performance restriction, since there probably is some counter table somewhere that must be ...
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MySQL Auto_increment going 2 by 2

I installed MySQL Workbench the other day, accessed my company's database and made myself a table to work with. So far so good. The problem is, I noticed my auto_increment is incrementing 2 by 2. For ...
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How do I make MySQL auto increment in random order?

I have a table that contains several keys into other tables (where each key is comprised of multiple columns). I would like to create a new column for each key that would be an integer such that ...