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  • Newbie Record Adding Problem

    I need to read through a child table and add a new record for each subscriber ID in the parent table of the set, which is also in each child record. This is to adjust the system by adding a record with a balance during the process of conversion. The sequence of the child table is such that the first record for each subscriber contains the value I need for the new record. I am working on the child table standalone for simplicity's sake.

    The child table activityID is an autoincrement character field. The current last ID number is 4025. Adding a new record programmatically or manually results in an ID number of 999000 and continues up from there. Changing this manually to the correct number has no effect. The table has been packed and reindexed.

    How do I get the next activityID to be 4026? Should I be doing this process though the parent table?


  • #2
    Re: Newbie Record Adding Problem

    The auto increment value is based on the previous high value not the previous value. Check to make sure that there isn't a 998999 value in some record in the field. (Sort descending on the field to find the highest value.
    There can be only one.


    • #3
      Re: Newbie Record Adding Problem

      No record there above 4025. However, I have been testing with this file and have added records to the max number capacity in the past so that may be the problem. Is there a way to reset this number to the current high?


      • #4
        Re: Newbie Record Adding Problem

        If you don't see a higher value than 4025 the record in issue may be deleted or it might not be shown due tos some filter/index in effect. Make sure you choose the record number index when searching.

        Try packing the table to remove deleted records. (Don't remember if that affects the auto increment value.)
        There can be only one.


        • #5
          Re: Newbie Record Adding Problem

          OK, fixed it. I duplicated the table copying only the records and field rules. With a field rules default of "4026", that is the next number that comes up when adding manually.
          Thanks for the help Stan.


          • #6
            Re: Newbie Record Adding Problem

            put this in the interactive editor, name the table, and run it and see what the answer is:

            ? tablemax("tablename",".t.","activityID)
            Mike W
            "I rebel in at least small things to express to the world that I have not completely surrendered"


            • #7
              Re: Newbie Record Adding Problem

              On the original and duplicated table it comes back "999 ". That's 3 spaces.


              • #8
                Re: Newbie Record Adding Problem

                try this one. it should return at least a 1.

                ? a5_get_records_in_query("[COLOR="Red"]tablename[/COLOR]","activityid = \"4025\"")

                ? "999" > "4025"
                = .t.
                Mike W
                "I rebel in at least small things to express to the world that I have not completely surrendered"


                • #9
                  Re: Newbie Record Adding Problem

                  A character based auto increment field (six places) should be seeded with something like


                  to get incrementation in the progression


                  What you saw was the progression from
                  "999   " to "999000"
                  There can be only one.


                  • #10
                    Re: Newbie Record Adding Problem

                    ? a5_get_records_in_query("tablename","activityid = \"4025\"") results in "1" for the original table and "0" for the copied one.

                    ? "999" > "4025" = .T.

                    I have tried seeding the original table with "4025" but I get "999000" as the next record. For the copied table I get "4026". With "004025" I get "999000" for the original and "004026" for the copy. Having the two leading zeros does not seem to affect the sort sequence.
                    I will try some code with the copy and see if it works. If it does, I will use the result. If not, I'll be back : )