why, is this question asked a lot??? anywa, thanks, i was gonna try
something like that from something i read in the mysql manual, but it only
mentioned it passing and didnt give an example or anything.
"Daniel Brunner" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message
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> Once again...
> ALTER TABLE table1 AUTO_INCREMENT = 500
> On Monday, July 29, 2002, at 10:44 PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> > rite,
> > my primary key column ("id") is set to auto_increment as usual which is
> > very
> > handy. But when I delete a row, the auto_increment just keeps
> > incrementing
> > and there's this 'hole' left where I deleted the row!
> > Apart from this looking ugly, it poses another problem. In my PHP script
> > where I can add new rows, I query the table, checking how many rows in
> > the
> > table altogether and set the new id as the next number, but this doesnt
> > work
> > if theres 'holes' in the id field, as the new record tries to overwrite
> > another id.
> > So I've 2 questions
> > 1) Can the next auto_increment value be 'set' by a SQL query????
> > 2) Can I get a SQL query to INSERT INTO the first 'hole' it finds in
> > the ID
> > column??
> > TIA
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