> Anna Åhnberg writes:
> > Thanks, I actually already found the chapters but now I also now how to
> > use the function too!
> Let me quote from the manual:
> Returns the last automatically generated value that was
> inserted into an AUTO_INCREMENT column.
> mysql> select LAST_INSERT_ID();
> -> 195"
> Thus you'd follow these steps:
> 1) INSERT into the table, and leave out the auto column or supply
> a value of 0 or NULL
> 2) Verify that the query succeeded
> 3) SELECT LAST_INSERT_ID()
> 4) Get the result of the SELECT. On success, the SELECT will
> return one row with one value in it. That is the number you're
> interested in knowing.
> If you were using MySQL's C API there is a function that returns
> the ID without the need for steps 3-4, but since you are
> communicating over JDBC I don't think there's a simpler solution
> available. The query in step 3 is extremely fast, so it doesn't
> really matter, except that it's a bit more work to make an extra
You can access the fast mode from JDBC if you are using the mm.mysql driver:
if (stmt instanceof org.gjt.mm.mysql.Statement) // Fast fetch of clipID when using MySQL
return (int) ((org.gjt.mm.mysql.Statement) auxStmt).getLastInsertID () ;
else // slower, but portable, way of getting clipID
ResultSet rs = stmt.executeQuery ("SELECT LAST_INSERT_ID ()") ;
rs.next () ; //to first (only) row
int res = rs.getInt (1) ;
rs.close () ;
return res ;