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    Default Why is products_description.products_id an auto-increment field?

    Given that the products_description table's products_id field is always updated directly with the products_id value from the associated products table, why is the products_description.products_id field tagged with an auto-increment attribute in the database?

    No issues here, just trying to learn/understand.

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    Default Re: Why is products_description.products_id an auto-increment field?

    I've always wondered the same.

    And, I thought we'd addressed that awhile back ... but evidently we haven't. Not even in the v160 code. Argh.


    Maybe we can convince wilt to allow that change for v155 ;)
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    Default Re: Why is products_description.products_id an auto-increment field?

    There is absolutely no reason it needs to be auto_increment.

    I took a look at a v1.0 zip and it's set as auto_increment there, so this is something that has not just crept into code !!!

    As far as I know there are no potential bad side effects from having it set thus, apart from some side cases related to innodb.

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    Default Re: Why is products_description.products_id an auto-increment field?

    Thanks for the updates and answers! I guess that this underscores that it's OK to ask questions.

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    Default Re: Why is products_description.products_id an auto-increment field?

    The change will be included in v155.
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