Although I did berate you for your obvious cheek, I will of course
complement the acuteness of your response.
On 1/20/2011 2:10 PM, Anthony Pace wrote:
> 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
> 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> wrote:
>>> Due to certain reasons, the company I am doing business with has
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> Receipt, but again, since it's random, it doesn't have to mean
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