At 14:12 -0500 12/20/02, Andrew Kuebler wrote:
>I have the following table; I renamed the columns a & b for easy
>ID INT(9) UNSIGNED AUTO_INCREMENT PRIMARY KEY,
>UNIQUE ab (aID, bID)
>As far as I understand the UNIQUE INDEX also provides the index for aID,
Right, although it won't necessarily be a unique index.
>but not bID. Is there any other way to have a UNIQUE INDEX across aID &
>bID that will also provide an INDEX individually for the 2, or do I
>still have to build a second INDEX separately just for bID?
The latter; you need a separate index on bID.
>I'm using MySQL 4.0.1, maybe a new version has a better way to do this?
>Thank you in advance...