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From:Stut Date:November 25 2007 1:50pm
Subject:Re: Incrementing a "Private" Integer Space
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David T. Ashley wrote:
> I have a table with two integer fields (call them p and q).
> 
> When I insert a record with a known p, I want to choose q to be one larger
> than the largest q with that p.
> 
> What is the best and most efficient way to do this?
> 
> For example, let's say the table contains (p,q):
> 
> 1,1
> 1,2
> 1,3
> 2,1
> 2,2
> 2,3
> 2.4
> 2,5
> 3,1
> 3,2
> 
> If I insert a new record with p=2, I would want to choose q to be 6.  But if
> I insert a record with p=3, I would want to choose q to be 3.
> 
> Is there any alternative to locking the table, querying for max q with the
> desired p, then inserting?

insert into test1 set p = 2, q = (select max(q) + 1 from test1 as tmp 
where p = 2)

Probably not very efficient, but it works.

-Stut

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Incrementing a "Private" Integer SpaceDavid T. Ashley25 Nov
  • Re: Incrementing a "Private" Integer SpaceChris W25 Nov
  • Re: Incrementing a "Private" Integer SpaceStut25 Nov
    • Re: Incrementing a "Private" Integer SpaceDavid T. Ashley25 Nov
      • Re: Incrementing a "Private" Integer SpaceStut25 Nov
    • Re: Incrementing a "Private" Integer SpaceChris W25 Nov
      • Re: Incrementing a "Private" Integer SpaceDavid T. Ashley25 Nov
        • Re: Incrementing a "Private" Integer SpaceChris W25 Nov
        • RE: Incrementing a "Private" Integer SpaceMartin Gainty25 Nov
          • Re: Incrementing a "Private" Integer SpaceDavid T. Ashley25 Nov