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From:Anoop kumar V Date:March 3 2007 3:42pm
Subject:Re: Database table with unique no duplications
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Maybe I have understood the requirement incorrectly.

here is what I think the author wants:
He has a table with 3 fields:
col1, col2, col3

Now when a row is inserted he wants to ensure that 2 fields are unique:
(col1 & col2) OR (col2 & col3) OR (col1 & col3).

So - to understand the requirement more accurately, I asked the author to
send across the table creation script etc. so that I can understand his
reqt. better....

If all he wants is to keep 2 columns UNIQUE, then it is a non-issue - he can
just use the unique index constraint...


On 3/3/07, js <ebgssth@stripped> wrote:
> Why do you recommend using trigger instead of unique index?
> I think when unique index works I don't have any reason to use trigger.
> If the field you want to be unique is big one, like char(1000) or TEXT,
> You have to use trigger to save the uniqueness, though.
> On 3/2/07, Anoop kumar V <anoopkumarv@stripped> wrote:
> > I would suggest you put an after insert trigger which does the
> validation
> > for you. If 2 fields are already null then it will just return an error
> and
> > rollback else it will allow the insert to be committed.
> >
> > regards,
> > Anoop
> >
> > On 3/1/07, Kory Wheatley <wheakorypersonal@stripped> wrote:
> > >
> > > I have a database called accountcreation, and I want to setup a table
> > > called accountinfo.  This table will require that two out of the three
> > > fields need to be "UNIQUE", I don't want duplications in these
> fields.  One
> > > field is a integer value the other field is a character value.  What
> is the
> > > best way to set this table up?
> > >
> > >
> >

Thanks and best regards,

Database table with unique no duplicationsKory Wheatley2 Mar
  • Re: Database table with unique no duplicationsAlexander Lind2 Mar
  • Re: Database table with unique no duplicationsAnoop kumar V2 Mar
    • Re: Database table with unique no duplicationsjs 3 Mar
      • Re: Database table with unique no duplicationsAnoop kumar V3 Mar