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#1 mbvo

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 05:21 PM

I'm trying to display data that no one field is required to be unique, so I want to make an automatic field that contains a number.  but there's no auto incriment data type for sql.  what do i do?

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 05:32 PM

auto increment is not a datatype but rather an attribute. if you're wanting an auto incrementing column, just set it up in your create table statement like this:
  id int(11) auto_increment primary key
  -- continue your table on here --

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 07:43 PM

And you should make it UNSIGNED.
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