"B Wiley Snyder" <wwwileynet@stripped> wrote on 04/11/2005 10:38:12 PM:
> Hello experts,
> I just need someone to please point me in the right direction on
> my "key" or id order in my table when I delete a row. So for example I
> 10 rows Id 1-10 that are created automatically when the record is
> So if I delete record with id 5 my id's are not 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9,10 but
> 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 ???
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It sounds like you are confusing a data storage requirement (a unique,
non-repeating identifier for every row) with a presentation requirement (a
neatly numbered list of records). If I need a nicely ordered list of
numbers, I use my programming language to provide it. If I need to
uniquely identify a record, I use the ID.
When an ID has been issued, it generally stays "used" even if that record
no longer exists.
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