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Using Timestamp plus Integer as Primary Key

In Sql Server, what would the drawbacks and disadvantages be of using a primary key that is: Two Character Table Identifier + YEAR + MONTH + DAY + HOUR + MINUTE + MILLISECOND + random integer between ...
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Date of birth saving to MYSQL DB with timestamp or date column type [closed]

i am using MYSQL database and would like to know which of this is a good practice. way 1 - use column type in DB as timestamp. i.e will contain values like 2012-11-13 00:00:00 way 2 - use column as ...
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Sorting by DATETIME slower than by TIMESTAMP?

I have the a DATETIME key on which I sort the results and the query is running quite slow. Will it run faster if I change it to TIMESTAMP ? Because I noticed that ordering by numbered keys is done ...
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Best way to handle dates prior to 1000 A.D. in MySQL?

I am creating a database for records that extend prior to 1000 AD, but MySQL Date and DateTime fields only support dates starting at 1000. Is there a way that would be more convenient than either ...