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From:Shawn Green (MySQL) Date:September 6 2010 5:39pm
Subject:Re: AW: Dup Key Error Messages
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On 9/6/2010 9:10 AM, Thorsten Heymann wrote:
> No, I think you misunderstood me. I have these keys (in this example)
> -          PRIMARY (id)
> -          UNIQUE (ip_addr)
> -          UNIQUE (print_name)
> And when of of the UNIQUEs is duplicated, I'll wshow user a message WHAT key is a
> doublette.

Actually, that was not what you posted above. In your original example 
you have one primary key and one unique key. That unique key is based on 
the combination of values {`ip_addr`,`print_name`}. This means that all 
of these values pairs are unique


If I assume that each row was assigned a sequential ID value, then these 
are rows 1..4 . If I attempted to modify row 1 like this

UPDATE `device` SET `print_name` = 'queue_2' where ID = 1;

Then I would hit a conflict. The combination of

{ip_addr='',	`print_name='queue2'}

already exists in the row where the ID value is 2.

Even if I parsed the error entire message, it would not tell me which 
element of this UNIQUE key I violated, only that the combination already 
exists and which constraint is protecting that combination.
Shawn Green
MySQL Principal Technical Support Engineer
Oracle USA, Inc.
Office: Blountville, TN
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