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!

BTW, I agree with the other posters here. Buggering around with the ID
is normally pointless unless you have SO many missing IDs that you are
approaching the limit of the value of the column containing the ID.
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