Thanks Heikki for your response : it works perfectly with the brand new
I'm gonna drop all my old foreign keys now and rename them with an
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: ""Martijn Tonies"" <m.tonies@stripped>
> Newsgroups: mailing.database.myodbc
> Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2004 10:08 AM
> Subject: Re: Innodb foreign keys names
> > Hello Heikki,
> >> >
> >> >> you have to use a fairly recent 4.0 or 4.1 version of MySQL.
> >> >
> >> >Does a newer version allow you to change/set the names yourself?
> >> you can give the name yourself in new versions. Please look at the
> >> manual section.
> > "A constraint name can be given as of MySQL 4.0.18"
> > Ah, by itself - a great feature. Pain in the *** though, that it has
> > added in (yet another) _minor_ MySQL update. This makes providing
> > tools for it quite a burden...
> the change was necessary to get DROP FOREIGN KEY to replicate. It was a
> fix, that is why I put the change to a minor MySQL version:
> Fixed a bug: generate FOREIGN KEY constraint identifiers locally for each
> table, in the form db_name/tbl_name_ibfk_number. If the user gives the
> constraint name explicitly, then remember it. These changes should ensure
> that foreign key id's in a slave are the same as in the master, and DROP
> FOREIGN KEY does not break replication. (Bug #2167)
> I agree that in the future, we have to try to make less changes to stable
> versions of MySQL, and put new features only in new major versions.
> > The good thing: this is an addition, unlike renaming a column returned
> > from SHOW TABLES :-/
> > Thanks for pointing this out.
> > With regards,
> > Martijn Tonies
> Best regards,
> Heikki Tuuri
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