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From:Jerry Schwartz Date:September 18 2008 4:44pm
Subject:RE: Finding gaps
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: Stut [mailto:stuttle@stripped]
>Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 6:30 PM
>To: Jerry Schwartz
>Cc: mysql@stripped
>Subject: Re: Finding gaps
>
>On 17 Sep 2008, at 22:34, Jerry Schwartz wrote:
>> Our Japanese partners will notice and will ask. Similar things have
>> come up
>> before.
>>
>> I want to be pro-active.
>
>Notice what? Why would it be bad? What type of data are we dealing
>with here?
>
[JS] In this case, we are dealing with a list of products.

>If each row requires a unique ID use an autonumber. If your partners
>don't understand that deleted items will create gaps, explain it to
>them. IMHO you're creating a problem that doesn't exist.
>
[JS] I can pass along my boss's email address, if you want to explain to him
why it doesn't matter. Personally, I depend upon my job.

>If you just need sequential numbers for display purposes, generate
>them when you do the displaying. There's no need for those numbers to
>be in the database.
>
[JS] They are propagated into other databases that I do not control. They
are managed and used by our main office in Japan. They notice everything
(except misspellings).



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Finding gapsJerry Schwartz17 Sep
  • Re: Finding gapsStut17 Sep
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      • RE: Finding gapsJerry Schwartz8 Oct
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              • RE: Finding gapsJerry Schwartz10 Oct
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    • RE: Finding gapsJerry Schwartz17 Sep
      • Re: Finding gapsStut18 Sep
        • Re: Finding gapsMr. Shawn H. Corey18 Sep
        • RE: Finding gapsJerry Schwartz18 Sep
          • Re: Finding gapsMike Diehl18 Sep
            • RE: Finding gapsJerry Schwartz18 Sep
    • RE: Finding gapsMartin Gainty18 Sep
      • RE: Finding gapsJerry Schwartz18 Sep
    • Re: Finding gapsJoerg Bruehe18 Sep
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        • Re: Finding gapsMr. Shawn H. Corey18 Sep