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sql auto increment question

Aris Doxakis
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im using sql 4.0 and i have created a table that has a field book_id which is a primary key and,integer with auto increment.How can i insert a new book?tried but still cant figure how to make auto increment work.

thnx in advance!!
Naseem Khan
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You don't need to insert id, insert rest of the details.

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Paul Clapham

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It would be easier to advise if we knew what you had already tried. But the general idea is to leave the book-id column out of your INSERT statement and let the database generate the key value.
Aris Doxakis
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so for me to understand a simple example:

insert into books(every field exept book_id) values(every value exept book_id)

is this right??
thnx alot!!
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Joined: May 26, 2003
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Yes, that is correct. The database takes care of the one field you left out.

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