Thanks David, I've skipped off to the manual and done a bit of reading, but i'm a little confused. The user-added notes have actually clouded the issue more!!
It *looks like* from what they're saying, that the number returned may not be the number that I want, if someone else inserted just after me. They go to talk about locking and all sorts of junk, but I was hoping you could clarify the bit about an idenitifier. How do I specify an identifier upon INSERT, and how do I re-use it when using mysql_insert_id? Or is all of this implied by PHP/MySQL? Many thanks, Justin French > mysql_insert_id is your friend, in this case. Even if someone inserts > another record, this function will return the auto ID for the last insert > performed using a given link identifier. So you feed it the link > identifier for _your_ insert, which of course you know, and Bob's yer > uncle :-) -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] For additional commands, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To contact the list administrators, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED]