Use an autonumber field in MySQL. It will increment automatically every time you insert a record, and not repeat numbers. No extra PHP code needed. After the insert query, you can then issue a mysql_insert_id() function that will return the autonumber field for the last insert, that way you can know what it was (if you need that) Don't do it with PHP.
-Micah On Monday 20 June 2005 09:54 am, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > Hello, > > I have a site that allows reporters to enter their articles into a > forum. I am then spilling their articles onto the main page from a > MySQL dbase via a php script, read "LATEST ARTICLES". > > I am now entering the data myself after they email it to me, however > this is becoming more of a task I dont' have time for as the number of > articles increase per day. > > Right now, I have an addarticle.php page where they can enter their > information. I have ran a test of this script, and it works great. > However, I have been entering the PHP IDs myself in ascending order > (i.e. 0005, 0006, 0007) because I can see all of the articles. > > The reporters however are not able to see these articles, and instead > of having them enter a random php ID, I'd like my add script to check > for the last ID entered and then enter the number above (i.e.... add > row to table, check PHP ID, if 0007 is last row entered, enter 0008 for > php ID for new article). > > Does anyone know how to add this particular command to a page, and if > so, where? > > > Thank you in advance. -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php