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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Reasons for avoiding large ID values

We are working on a web application, not yet accessible to users. My boss noticed that newly created records get an ID of over 10 000, even though we only have under 100 records in the table. She ...
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Autoincrement primary key in CREATE TABLE … AS SELECT

I created table using a complicated select query via CREATE TABLE ... AS SELECT.... How can I add an autoincrement primary key in this query? For example: create table `user_mv` select ...
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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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How can I reset a mysql table auto-increment to 1 in phpMyAdmin?

I know that in MySQL at the command line I can reset a table's auto-increment field to 1 with this: ALTER TABLE tablename AUTO_INCREMENT = 1 I am curious if there is a way to do this from within ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Fixing table structure to avoid `Error: duplicate key value violates unique constraint`

I have a table which is created this way: -- -- Table: #__content -- CREATE TABLE "jos_content" ( "id" serial NOT NULL, "asset_id" bigint DEFAULT 0 NOT NULL, ... "xreference" varchar(50) ...
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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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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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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 - Autoincrement does not increment sequentally if last row was deleted

I have a table which contains an auto incremented primary key id. If I delete the last row (highest id, for exampe id = 6) and insert a new row, the new id starts at 7. Which paramater I have to ...
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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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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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Oracle sequences to MySQL

Migrating from Oracle to MySQL we've found some many incompatibility issues. We've some workarounds for many of them, however we still have one: The Sequences We have this table CREATE TABLE ...
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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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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, ...
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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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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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Getting duplicate primary key for auto increment column

I have a MySQL Innodb table with 'id' as auto increment primary key column. My Scripts are doing following operations: insert ignore into tablename set x='a', y='b' update ignore tablename set ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I specify that a column should be auto-incremented in pgAdmin?

I have started to learn pgAdmin III to manage a PostgreSQL database. But it wasn't an easy to use application. If I create or have created a table with pgAdmin III, how can I add ...
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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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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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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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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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How to have one Auto Incremented id for two separate tables in mysql?

I have 2 different tables, each having its own id column. I need that if one table is using a specific id, the other table will not use it. This is needed because the object in both tables will later ...
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MySQL auto increment column increases after insertion error occurs

I was doing some insertion tests in my database and I realized that when the INSERT statement fails, due error 1452, causes the auto_increment value increase by 1. Even though, there wasn't any row ...
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How mysql (innodb) handles auto increment column

I am working on a OLTP environment with multiple parallel write operation. I found this in documentation about auto increment locking but still i am interested to know much about it in details. Can ...
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Randomizing the Auto Increment in Mysql

We have a database, where we insert data into table whenever we receive an order from our services. We use auto_increment to generate the ID and assign the order with the same. This is usually same ...
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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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Mysql History Trigger Auto Increment bug or problem

I want to log history of a table, I created a history table and triggers for update,insert and delete operations. I do my test on realtime replication slave. When a record inserted master's main ...
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Is it a good way to use an auto increment integer field as the primary key? [duplicate]

In database design, is it a good way to use an auto-increment integer field as the primary key? For Example, I have a tenant table, tenant_id is unique. In this case, do I need a auto_increment key? ...
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Assigning new auto increment value [duplicate]

I have a table that is created as below. CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Table1]( [ID] [INT] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL, [Title] [VARCHAR](255) NULL, ... Lets say that the latest ID is 100 ( I have 100 ...
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What could cause an auto increment primary key to skip numbers? [duplicate]

I have a table created with the following T-SQL: CREATE TABLE [dbo].[TableName]( [id] [int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL PRIMARY KEY CLUSTERED ( [id] ASC )WITH (PAD_INDEX = OFF, ...
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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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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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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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My SQL Server table identity is incrementing way too fast

I have a table with pretty basic design: 1 primary key (id), 1 unique column (filename) (the filename of the file I am tracking) The primary key is an identity column (bigint) (I had to make it ...
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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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Reset the sequence of a serial PK with dynamic SQL

How can I dynamically reference a sequence name (as below) using a combination of strings and DECLARE variables? Is the code below proper or is there another method of doing this? My goal is to do ...
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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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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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Is there risk importing data with auto increment id #'s that are higher than the current numbers?

I have to import data into a new database. That new database already has a small set of data. I have two large tables I need to import in there. Is there any risk of a higher id getting over ...