Re: Parent/Child Table Design

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Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2008 13:17:14 -0800 (PST)
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On Feb 5, 3:10 pm, Digital Logic <> wrote:
> A bit a newbie to Oracle so I apologize if this is a simple question.
> I need to implement two tables similar to the classic order and order
> details example.  I've place a rough description of the two tables
> below.  How would I autogenerated values for the OrderLineNumber
> column given that that should be unique for each order and not for
> each order line.  I experimented with using triggers to generated the
> numbers based on the records already present in the table.  I put
> together a trigger that works as long as you're only insert a single
> row at a time, but does not work for multiple rows.  It would
> appreciated if anyone has a solution.
> Orders(
>   OrderID integer primary key,
>   ......
> );
> OrderLines(
>   OrderID integer not null,
>   OrderLineNumber integer not null,
>   ....
>   Constraint OrderLines_PK
>     Primary Key (OrderID, OrderLineID),
>   Constraint OrderLines_FK
>     Foreign Key (OrderID)
>     References Orders(OrderID)
> );

Post your trigger code and someone may provide some additional insight.

David Fitzjarrell Received on Tue Feb 05 2008 - 15:17:14 CST

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