>Being rather new to all this, I understood from the MySql manual that >the auto_increment is to b e used immediately after an insertion not >intermittently. My application is for administrators (the site owner & >designates) to update the database from and administration directory, >accessed by user/password login... so there's really very little >possibility of 2 people accessing at the same time. >By using MAX + 1 I keep the id number in the $idIn and can reuse it in >other INSERTS [JS] Are you looking for something like LAST_INSERT_ID()? If you INSERT a record that has an auto-increment field, you can retrieve the value that got inserted with "SELECT LAST_INSERT_ID()". It is connection-specific, so you'll always have your "own" value. You can then save it to reuse, either as a session variable or (more easily) as a hidden field on your form.
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