Numerical sequence generation for automatic key creation

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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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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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using IDENTITY column with increment -1

I need to run a sql server logging db with 2 main tables in 2 seperate datacentres writing to both at the same time. I had the idea of restoring the db to the new datacentre and then reseeding the ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Reset IDENTITY value

I have a table with an IDENTITY column. While developing I delete the rows from time to time and add them again. But the IDENTITY values always kept increasing and didn't start from 1 when I added ...
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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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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