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From:<sinisa Date:March 21 1999 7:02pm
Subject:Primary Key trouble
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Andy Harrison writes:
 > I'm working on getting Access to use my mySQL database and I've had a
 > lot of success.  But now I'm stuck on something that I just can't
 > knock.  In order for the myAccess add-in to work 100%, you have to have
 > a primary key defined.  No problem, I had it working fine.  Access could
 > enter data, no sweat.
 > 
 > After I got it working, I went and made some changes and basically
 > recreated the mySQL database I had going.  Now it's time for the primary
 > key.  I'm keying off of a char(50) field called simply Name.  There are
 > no duplicate values in this.  I combed the entire table several times
 > ensuring there were no dupes, plus had someone else comb through it as
 > well.  There are 552 rows of data and I'm 110% certain that no two Name
 > fields contain the same data.
 > 
 > Now, when I go to create the primary key on the name field, I modify the
 > Name field appropriately, click the Alter Table button, and I get:
 > 
 > Executing "alter table ip add primary key (Name(30)) " -> * ERROR *
 > Can't write, duplicate key in table 'A-280'
 > 
 > (the reason it says (Name(30)) in this example is because I was trying a
 > smaller key to see if that helped)
 > 
 > I'm not sure quite what that error message means.  I looked at row 280
 > to see if that contained a dupe and it didn't.
 > 
 > Can anyone help me out?  Thanx!
 > 
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Hi!

First of all, if you create index on the first N chars, you should
look for dups in the first N chars, not entire field. 

Next, if your field is not binary, upper and lower case amounts to the 
same char !

Sinisa

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Primary Key troubleAndy Harrison21 Mar
  • Primary Key troublesinisa21 Mar
  • Re: Primary Key troubleChristian Mack22 Mar
  • Re: Primary Key troubleAndy Harrison22 Mar