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database app tip

July 22, 2005

Building a web based database application? Are the database key's shown to users at any point in the process? Here's a tip. Nobody wants there application to seem new to their customers/users. So when you install the tables set the primary key to a value higher than 1. HelpSpot's requests start with 1240. In mysql the command is: "ALTER TABLE TableName AUTO_INCREMENT=1240"

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