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Sharing an auto_increment value across multiple MySQL tables
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The title is SEO bait – you can’t do it. We’ve seen a few recurring patterns trying to achieve similar – and I thought I would share with you my favorite two:

Option #1: Use a table to insert into, and grab the insert_id:

CREATE TABLE option1 (id int not null primary key auto_increment) engine=innodb;

# each insert does one operations to get the value:
INSERT INTO option1 VALUES (NULL);
# $connection->insert_id();

Option #2: Use a table with one just row:

CREATE TABLE option2 (id int not null primary key) engine=innodb;
INSERT INTO option2 VALUES (1); # start from 1

# each insert does two operations to get the value:
UPDATE option2 SET id=@id:=id+1;
SELECT @id;

So which is better? I don’t think it’s that easy to tell at a

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Why You Want to Switch to MySQL 5.1
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In two words: online operations. In a paragraph: Forget partitioning, row-based replication and events. The big reasons most people are going to salivate over 5.1, and probably start plans to upgrade now, are the online operations:

  • online ALTER TABLE for column rename, column default value change, and adding values to the end of an ENUM/SET
  • Online, table-based logging. No more need to restart your server to enable or change the general or slow query logs. You can have the standard file-based output or choose a table format…which you can query.
  • (more…)

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