On 3 May 2010 14:34, Andre Polykanine <an...@oire.org> wrote: > Hello everyone, > It's not a strictly PHP question, however since I use that with PHP, > I'm asking it there. > How can I accomplish the task of inserting rows into MySql database > with missing IDs? Say, I have rows with IDs 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, 12, 17, and > 195. How do I make the check that allows to insert firstly the missing > IDs and only then apply the auto-increment? > Thanks!
You can also reseed the autoinc column back to 0 and that will start filling in the gaps. ALTER TABLE tablename AUTO_INCREMENT = 0 may work for you (http://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=123689 via http://tinyurl.com/3amlo2u) -- ----- Richard Quadling "Standing on the shoulders of some very clever giants!" EE : http://www.experts-exchange.com/M_248814.html EE4Free : http://www.experts-exchange.com/becomeAnExpert.jsp Zend Certified Engineer : http://zend.com/zce.php?c=ZEND002498&r=213474731 ZOPA : http://uk.zopa.com/member/RQuadling -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php