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How do I get index field to increment? [closed]

asked 2014-01-22 00:22:07 +0100

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I was asked to add an index field to my database. No problem, though it would have been nice to have seen an indexing option before I finished creating the data elements. Can I somehow get the index field to automatically increment by one every time I add a new record? I currently have to do that manually and it would be kind of nice if there was a way for the database to do that automatically.

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answered 2014-01-22 04:38:32 +0100

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updated 2014-01-22 04:39:17 +0100

Your database table needs an auto-value INTEGER column/field as primary key/index. See section 7 of this tutorial. (Did you not see this option when you created your table?)

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Ah, many thanks! I did enter "Integer" as the format and saw the "auto-value" option, but wasn't clear on what that option did.

Rich2506 gravatar imageRich2506 ( 2014-01-22 05:03:09 +0100 )edit

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