i am thinking of using autonumber in my table which is more likely to grow over time. but i am also concerned that what if the records get too much? is there is any other fields to use instead of autonumber? is uniqueidentifier a better option? i have a bit of discussion with my colleague about this matter.
I have a content site where everything is currently in one SQL ServerDB. As I add features to the site, for example message boards andblogging, does it make sense to put those features in a separatedatabase? What would I lose and gain in doing so? Thanks so much.Erik
Are they're any real disadvantages or advantages in having 1 massive disk partioned to create 2 logical drives (not including the C drive) and separating the SQL Database File & Transaction Log so that it doesnt reside on the same logical drive?
I have a hosted solution where the web host provider tells me I'm running on a 2005 platform, but when I check the DB options, it shows compatibility level 80. The provider tells me I'm not losing any performance by running in the lower compatibility mode. Is this truly the case? What else am I losing out on in terms of features or capabilities?
how can i set primary key to autonumber? i created a form with this table,, i get error when trying to insert.. i want "id: column to autogenerate number .................................................. .....................................
[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]Cannot insert the value NULL into column 'id', table 'Guestbook.dbo.guestbook'; column does not allow nulls. INSERT fails.
Hi,I am always confused about what to use as the key for a table.Let's say I have a company-employee table.[company]---*[employee]My co-worker likes to use an AutoNumber or Counter as the key for the[employee] table (and everything).I personally use an actual key set for the [employee] table.So, his table will have one (Autonumber or LONG) column as the key. Thecompany_id is just another attribute.Mine, on the other hand, has 2 columns as the key. (i.e.) company_id +employee_idSo, what is the deal?--[color=blue]> There is no answer.> There has not been an answer.> There will not be an answer.> That IS the answer!> And I am screwed.> Deadline was due yesterday.>> There is no point to life.> THAT IS THE POINT.> And we are screwed.> We will run out of oil soon.[/color]
I am working with a database that was created in Lotus and importingit into Access. There are hundreds of clients in this data base thathave to be kept and maintained. My question is: Will auto numberingwork with this imported file and will it continue with the last numberthat is in there and if not can I make it work and how?
Sorry for my bad English but I'm Italian...I have a question for you...I delete all record of table but I don't set autonumber field to start withvalue 1....What do you do to set a values of autonumber colomns with Query Analizer orEnterprise Manager...???
HiPlease help me URGENTHow do i make an tableField with aAuto-Incr, the same like in an access DB where it'scalled AutoNumberThanx in advance__________________________________________________ ________________ FlemmingPaulsen ICQ#: 270065050 Current ICQ status: + More ways to contact me__________________________________________________ ________________
The problem is to set the right type for "Question_number"/"test_str"I have tried Integer & String (Long Integer din't work....) The field: Question_number is autonumber dim test_str as Integerdim besvart_str as string answer_str = "Yes" Date_now = nowtest_str = 187 Dim StrSQL_2 as String = "UPDATE q_a_table" & _ " SET answer = '" & answer_str & "' WHERE [q_a_table].Question_number= '" & test_str & "'"
Hello friends, I am using Sql Server 2005 in my web application. In one scenario I had made one field of a table as Autonumber by keeping its datatype as int and then setting its Identity flag to true. Now is there any inbuild function that can give us the next number tat will be generated if a new record will be inserted. This is needed in the case if last 1 or 2 records are deleted for e.g. last record has value 7 and if the record is deleted still for the new record the number generated will be 8 i.e. after 6 there is 8. So by any means can we get the next number, or can we keep that autonumber to move serially even in case some record is deleted it should go for the max + 1 number. Please let me know. Thanks & RegardsGirish Nehte
Hi, I wish to build a datagrid, in an ASP.NET web page, in which I can display a row from a table and when I press a button it will move forward one row. The table is not currently sorted and I need it to be alpahbetical by surname so I thought if I created a view I could sort the table alphabetically on the 'Surname' column. I know that ADO.NET when used in disconnected mode doesn't have a cursor which remembers the last row it was on so I thought if I could create an autonumber on the view then I could use this in the 'where' clause to tell SQLserver which line I wished to select by taking the previous number and adding one. Is this the best way to do this and if so could some one give advice on how to write the line of the query that will add in an autonumber column
i am using autonumber as a primary key in one table. in my app., row from that table will be moved to another table after some time but that autonumber is important. when there are no any data in first table, and new row is inserted, autonumber starts from 1 which i don't want as there will be data redundancy when it will be moved to another table. so is there any way i can force the autonumber to start from previous value rathe than 1?
Hello, Does anyone know if there is an equivalent of an autonumber in SQL Server. I have tried to use the int field which I thought preformed the same function but it doesn't work for me. The code I am using is as follows aCommand.CommandText = "INSERT INTO customers (customer_Name, customer_Id) " + "VALUES (@customer_Name, @customer_Id)"; aCommand.Parameters.Add("@customer_Name", SqlDbType.NVarChar, 50).Value = TextBox1.Text; aCommand.Parameters.Add("@customer_No", SqlDbType.Int, 4).Value = SqlDbType.Int;
However, when I try this my customer Id is not unique., and my cusomer_Id is always set to to the number 8. Does anyone know a way around this?