>>>>> "Barry" == Barry <barry@stripped> writes:
Barry> Hello All,
Barry> I just downloaded the WinNT 3.22.24 and was looking through the new manual
Barry> at the Changes in 3.22.24 section. I came upon the following statement
Barry> about the MyISAM tables planned for 3.23.x.
Barry> "Internal handling of one AUTO_INCREMENT column. MyISAM will automatically
Barry> update this on INSERT/UPDATE. The AUTO_INCREMENT value can be reset with
Barry> myisamchk. This will make AUTO_INCREMENT columns faster and old numbers
Barry> will not be reused."
Barry> I am happy to see that old numbers will not be re-used, but am I
Barry> miss-reading this? Will an Update on an existing row modify the
Barry> Auto_Increment value? Using an Auto_Increment value as a static db record
Barry> identifier, I would not want this value to be modified once the row is
The above means that if you do into an empty table:
INSERT INTO test (auto_column) values (NULL);
UPDATE test set auto_column=3 where auto_column=1;
MyISAM will notice that the next auto_increment it should use should
MySQL will of course not change any existing value by it's own accord.