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A Universally Unique Identifier (UUID), GUID in Microsoft parlance.

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GUID vs Identity on a table performance [duplicate]

My question is using a guid(data type unique identifier) versus using identity specification(data type int). Are there any articles where it talks about why you would use one versus another? I'm at a ...
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UUID or BIGSERIAL Foreign Keys Postgres

I have 8 tables which use UUID Primary Keys and 7 of them have UUID Foreign Keys. Would it be better for performance to use BIGSERIAL instead of UUID?
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ID, UUID and “deleted_at” columns, How to avoid performance degradation?

Consider this table, but with thousands of records, on PostgreSQL: | id | uuid | color | ... | deleted_at | |----|---------|----------|-----|---------------------| | 1 | 4fc1... | red ...
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SQL Server Partition. How would splitting range with Guid work?

I have a very large table in my database, and it has a GUID column called Group_Id. This Group_Id has a pretty even split of data, and it would be beneficial to partition the table by this column. ...
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Universally converting UUID to IDs

what are the best practices in Postgres for globally converting UUIDs into IDs. I'm currently using both UUIDs and IDs in my schema. The intent is for UUIDs to be exposed to the public (for URLs et.) ...
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UUID as primary key and download ID

I'm designing a Django Rest Framework API with PostgreSQL. In the database I'll be recording information about documents which can be requested for download. I want the request to include a unique id, ...
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UUID array declared in stored procedure, on access throws explicit type casts needed

I have a stored procedure where I have declared an array of UUIDs, on using that variable, it throws casting exception. create or replace function test.test_function(max integer, interval interval) ...
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Where clause in select does not work with Inequality of guid

I want to query our CRM Db. I have a backup of CRM Db and the existing one. There is a custom entity,in both of them I have created. Some of my custom entity records has deleted from the existing db. ...
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Cannot run 'uuid-ossp' functions even when it's activated

I want to generate a v4 uuid in PostgreSQL using the extension uuid-ossp, so in psql I ran: CREATE EXTENSION "uuid-ossp"; Then I ran SELECT uuid_generate_v1(); or SELECT uuid_generate_v4(); but I ...
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NON-Random UUID keys in custom distributed DB

Is there any reason other than security for using random (or even semi-random) UUIDs as primary keys to database records? Is there any reason why I should not WANT to be able to use the UUID to ...
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best index type for uuid in postgres 11

I realize a similar question has been asked multiple times but all the ones I can find are from 2014/2015 and many versions of postgres ago. I'm on postgres 11. I'm introducing a new primary key for ...
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How to pass array of UUIDs *OR* empty array and return implicit (inner join)?

How would I pass a list that is either full of UUIDs or empty, then return only joined records with those id values or all records if empty? This question (Casting an array of texts to an array of ...
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Postgres support for UUID [closed]

My understanding is that Postgres supports UUID data type out-of-the-box. I'm running Postgres on Amazon RDS with Engine version 10.6 and am scratching my head as to why the following commands are not ...
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Clustered Sequential GUID Primary Key vs Non-Clustered GUID and Clustered Sequential ID Primary Keys

I'm trying to figure out what the optimal solution is in regards to size and performance when using GUIDs as a primary key. The main reason for wanting GUIDs is that it's more appropriate in our micro-...
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Casting an array of texts to an array of UUIDs

How can I cast an array of texts into an array of UUIDs? I need to do a join between two tables: users and projects. The users table has an array field named project_ids containing the project IDs ...
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How to fix issue uuid_generate_v1() does not exist in postgresql , actually i have the function under public schema

org.springframework.jdbc.BadSqlGrammarException: PreparedStatementCallback; bad SQL grammar [select * from da.test_get(cast(? as integer),cast(? as text),cast(? as text),cast(? as text),cast(? as text)...
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Are there any performance differences with a GUID vs INT clustered indexed column, especially with joins on those columns?

Basically what the title says: What are the differences in performance (if any) between using a clustered index on a GUID column vs a clustered index on an INT column, especially when those columns ...
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Primary key and index column for Merge replication- Id vs GUID

I currently am revising the tables structure for a few geographically distributed databases- all tables currently have a UUID that is set as primary key. Merge subscription is currently (and in the ...
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In Postgres, how to select by a column of type UUID [closed]

I have a DB table that someone else created, its PK is a single column of type 'uuid'. I'm struggling to perform a simple select by that column. Examples I have tried with no success: select from ...
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In Postgres 10, how do the choice of SERIAL or UUID type as primary key affect replication, if at all?

A popular answer on SO states that using UUIDs as primary keys has the following benefit: Makes replication trivial (as opposed to int's, which makes it REALLY hard) I have been unable to find ...
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Convert SID string to varbinary(85)

My ssrs server was moved to a different domain because of which the Users table need to be updated with new SID current sid: S-1-5-21-39949945-591092532-1226208319-1007 I want to convert this sid ...
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PostgreSQL two different ways to generate a UUID: gen_random_uuid vs uuid_generate_v4?

What is the difference between the following two functions gen_random_uuid() provided by pgcrypto extension uuid_generate_v4() provided by uuid-ossp extension Are they both the same behind the ...
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Difference between UUID UUID + Id

what is the difference between these 2 solutions: UUID as primary key VS auto-increment ID as primary key + new UUID field
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mariadb Unknown system variable 'server_uuid'

Im trying to setup replication between mariadb(10.1.31-MariaDB - MASTER) and mysql(5.7.12-log - SLAVE). After executed the start slave, I got the below error. Fatal error: The slave I/O thread ...
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Index or View of all UUIDs in Postgres DB?

I have a Postgres database with about 35 tables of varying sizes. Every table has an auto incrementing integer primary key, as well as a column of native Postgres uuid data type recording Version 4 ...
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Can IDENTITY COLUMNS generate UUIDs?

I'm just wondering if either the spec of the implementation (PostgreSQL) provides for generating identity columns from UUIds or the like. Is there an alternative to, CREATE TABLE f ( id uuid ...
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What can go wrong using the same sequence across multiple tables in postgres?

We are considering using a shared sequence to assign ids to primary keys for all of the tables in our database. There are about 100 of them. Only a couple are inserted to frequently and regularly. We ...
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UUID/GUID field and shards

I am planning on using UUID field for storing items which can have a parent item. I am using PostgreSQL 9.5. I imagine there will be 3-4 levels at most. The design is to hold a structure such as ...
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I need to generate a GUID,help [closed]

I need help with an SSIS package, I need to generate a GUID code every time I register a row of data, can someone explain how it is done? In the SISS package, the data is extracted from an excel file,...
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PostgreSQL custom operator UUID to varchar

I have a rather complicated Postgres database in which many UUID fields were incorrect stored as VARCHAR. I'd like to migrate them over in piecemeal, but unfortunately, doing so breaks all my views as ...
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Which SQL Power Architect type to specify for [PostgreSQL] UUIDs/GUIDs in new column property template/UI?

I have inherited maintaining and extending SQL Power Architect projects in source control which are used to generate the DDL for project DB schemas. We are currently using PostgreSQL 9.5 and SQL Power ...
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`uuid_generate_v1mc` in Postgres “uuid-ossp” module: What is random multicast MAC address?

The uuid-ossp module extension (plugin) for Postgres offers this alternative method for generating a UUID value. uuid_generate_v1mc() This function generates a version 1 UUID but uses a random ...
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Does Postgres offer a feature like “NEWSEQUENTIALID” in MS SQL Server to make UUID as primary key more efficient

Microsoft SQL Server offers the NEWID command to generate a new GUID (the Microsoft version of UUID) value that can be used as a primary key value (in their uniqueidentifier data type). These are not ...
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May postgresql's uuid_generate_v1() conflict when we change the computer date/time?

According to postgresql uuid-ossp documentation uuid_generate_v1() is based on Mac address + timestamp: https://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.4/static/uuid-ossp.html On a distributed database scenario ...
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MySQL column that auto generates data, longer than UUID

My friend has the problem as shown below. He asked at StackOverFlow and there is no reply yet till now so I wish to help him to try the luck here. Thanks for everyone that helps. "I would like to ask ...
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GUID vs Auto Increment Insert performance

I'm testing the performance of inserts between Auto increment integers vs GUIDs (v4) in tables with a lot of data. Following this blog post, i was expecting seeing a difference. But right now with ...
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Fragmentation with PXC setup using an ordered UUID as PK

I am looking to implement a table which will accessable via a Percona XtraDB cluster of 3+ nodes. I am expecting it to grow at about 1mil rows per month and the data will be kept for about 2 years (...
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Generating Record Ids in Postgres [closed]

Using the UUID data type with its 256 chars seems like overkill, while assigning an auto-increment int4 seems less robust. Is there a more robust way to assign a record id without using uuid or an ...
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How do I install/enable the uuid-ossp extension on Postgres 9.3?

I’m using Postgres 9.3 on Ubuntu Linux 14.04. How do I install/enable the uuid-ossp extension? I first verified the contrib package was installed … root@prodbox:/home/rails/myproject# apt-get ...
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How Uniqueidentifier in SQL Server is always a unique value globally?

As per microsoft documentation on UniqueIdentifier, This value is always a unique globally beacuse it's based on network clock and CPU clock time and on the other hand the same documentation says ...
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psql 9.5: gen_random_uuid() not working

SELECT gen_random_uuid() produces output ERROR: function gen_random_uuid() does not exist SQL state: 42883 Hint: No function matches the given name and argument types. You might need to add ...
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Is GUID(uniqueidentifier) not suitable for a clustered index? [closed]

When i use uniqueidentifier datatype for primary key column then it will automatically create clustered index... So, will it slow down my queries or not ? I am explaining some description of my ...
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Is it Ok to use GUID as the Foreign Key?

Here's my current situation: We have a table storing data submitted from the website form, say "MyTable". The table uses bigint (auto-increment) as the primary key. Everything is good so far. Now, ...
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What is the purpose of a Row_GUID column?

I've been digging around in the AdventureWorks2012 database and see Row_GUID used in several tables. There are 2 parts to my question: When should I include a Row_GUID column? What are the uses and ...
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Generate UUID v4 automatically in MySQL

Is it possible to generate a UUID version 4 (completely random) in MySQL? I would like to use it as a primary key. Use Case Many systems will insert to the table, some may specify a UUID when ...
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How to use sequential UUID primary key for range query by date

I'm using a sequential timebased GUID as my primary key in MySQL 5.6 in a transaction table with over 1 billion rows. The application is written in JAVA and GUID is generated as described here: http://...
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Started using UUID's as primary key, would like to execute union of entities with BigSerial Primary Key

Some of my newer tables are now using UUID type fields as PKey and older tables are still using bigserial. I have several tables (let's call them entities) I would like to query returning the primary ...
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PostgreSQL UUID Literal: ERROR: syntax error at or near

Whever I use a UUID as a literal, I get SELECT a82857b6-e336-4c6c-8499; ERROR: syntax error at or near "-" I thought it might be an encoding issue, but that doesn't seem to be it.
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Is there a penalty for using BINARY(16) instead of UNIQUEIDENTIFIER?

I've recently inherited a SQL Server database that uses BINARY(16) instead of UNIQUEIDENTIFIER to store Guids. It does this for everything including primary keys. Should I be concerned?
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Default value for UUID column in Postgres

In Postgres 9.x, for a column of type UUID, how do I specify a UUID to be generated automatically as a default value for any row insert?