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Re: NextNumbers Tables

From: stu <smcgouga_at_nospam.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 16:05:27 -0000
Message-ID: <b28ims$phi$1$8302bc10@news.demon.co.uk>


"Alan Gutierrez" <ajglist_at_izzy.net> wrote in message news:1XO1a.20790$tQ1.1398507_at_news2.east.cox.net...
> I don't know if you are listening but, don't use a next number. Find a
> a natural primary key.

Why? My uni teacher used to say always use a surrogate key. It stops you from duplicating keys later. What advantages does it have over using IDs?

>If you absolutely cannot find one, use the
> sequence facilities provided by your db. Now you are going to have to
> find some other way to check for duplicate entries in your database. If
> there is no sequence facility provided by your db, get a different db.

I wish! DB2 as/400 dont have ID.

Chesrs
Stu
> If you cannot get a different db then do this:
> --
> Alan Gutierrez - ajglist_at_izzy.net
Received on Mon Feb 10 2003 - 10:05:27 CST

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