Re: Auto increment
Date: Tue, 13 May 2003 11:16:28 +0100
"Tobin Harris" <comedyharris_at_hotmail.com> wrote in message
> I think it's realistic to assume that database builders want to have the
> system help them allocate unique keys where necessary, but perhaps it
> be helpful to have much more flexibility than the current vendors provide.
> For example, what if the database had a 'key engine' that could be
> programmed to generate meaningful or meaningless keys according to
> business rules?
So the problem with a surrogate key is the way it can be implemented? I.e Autonumber! So a business key generator that generates meaningful keys is a much better idea?
Stu Received on Tue May 13 2003 - 12:16:28 CEST