Dude, come on. I know that all primary keys have to be unique; however,
I was obviously referring to the use of uuid over auto incrementation.
On 1/20/2011 1:36 PM, Michael Dykman wrote:
> It is axiomatic in the relational model that a primary must be unique.
> This is not a quirk put forth by your current employer. Neither
> MySQL nor any other RDBMS will allow you to establish a primary key
> that is not unique.
> - michael dykman
> On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 1:32 PM, Anthony Pace<anthony.pace@stripped>
>> Due to certain reasons, the company I am doing business with has decided
>> that the primary key, for an orders table, be a unique key; however, I don't
>> like the possibility of it conflicting if moved to another machine.
>> What are some pitfalls of using a unique key, that is generated by a server
>> side script, rather than by mysql?
>> What are the best ways to do this?
>> Please keep in mind this variable will also be displayed on the customer's
>> Receipt, but again, since it's random, it doesn't have to mean anything.
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