On Jan 7, 2008 3:57 PM, Jack Albright <jack(at)mobiusnm(dot)com> wrote:
> I'm new to the list and new to postgreSQL.
> I usually work in mySQL.
> I'm using NaviCat to manipulate my postgreSQL db.
> What is the best way for a novice like me to make my primary key ID
> column auto-increment? It is a basic integer column.
> Also, do I need to set a default value for my primary keys?
> In MySQL (using phpMyAdmin) it's a simple matter of checking a
> checkbox. What is the recommended way to do this in postgres?
A column of type "serial" will be a simple integer column that gets its
values from a sequence, which will be automatically created. In other
create table junktable (
pk1 serial primary key
will get you what you want. Check out the docs for the "serial" column
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