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From:Paul DuBois Date:October 1 2000 8:17pm
Subject:Re: Value of an automatically generated ID
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At 7:01 PM +0200 09-28-2000, FOURNIER Jacques - GRE wrote:
>How to get the value of an automatically generated ID ?
>I have read the following chapter of the mySQL documentation :
>18.5 How to get the value of an AUTO_INCREMENT column in ODBC
>but the solution given doesn't work for me !
>This chapter said that just after an insert command, the following
>command must be done :
>but no data is selected with this command.
>Here is my (php) code, flightNum is my auto_increment column :
>   $sql  = "INSERT INTO cfdFlights (flightNum,licence) VALUES
>   $sql2         = "SELECT LAST_INSERT_ID()";
>   $result       = mysql_query($sql,$conn);
>   $resultLast   = mysql_query($sql2,$conn);
>    $newFlightNum = mysql_result($resultLast, 0, "flightNum");
>And there is nothing in my variable $newFlightNum after that.
>What can I do ?
>Even if this solution works, is it a good solution ? Because if between
>my insert command and my select command, another program make an insert
>command, I think I have the risk to have a wrong ID...

1) Your program has no error checking.  You don't know if your INSERT
statement even works.
2) LAST_INSERT_ID() is client-specfic. It doesn't matter whether or not
other clients insert rows.
3) This question doesn't really belong on the developer's list; it doesn't
have anything to do with developing MySQL.

Paul DuBois, paul@stripped
Value of an automatically generated IDFOURNIER Jacques - GRE1 Oct
  • Re: Value of an automatically generated IDPaul DuBois1 Oct