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Mysql Alter Autoincrement is used to modify the definition of existing table and add autoincrement feature property to the primary key of existing table.

Mysql Alter Autoincrement

     

Mysql Alter Autoincrement is used to modify the definition of  existing table and add autoincrement feature property to the primary key of existing table. The Autoincrement feature allows you  to generate a unique value by incrementing the last number of the table and will automatically added incremented to the table.

Understand with Example

The Tutorial illustrate an  example from 'Mysql Alter Autoincrement'. To understand this example we create a table 'employees' with field attribute and datatype respectively.

Query to create table:-

CREATE TABLE `employees` (               
            ->Empid int(10),  
            ->Empname varchar(60),    
             ->date date 
           ->);

Query to insert data into Table named employees:

To insert the records or rows into a table employees we use insert into that adds the records or rows to the table 'employees'.

mysql>insert into employees values(01,'Girish','2008-12-22');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.02 sec)
mysql>insert into employees values(02,'Komal','2008-12-23');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.02 sec)

Query to view data of  Table named employees:

The select Query return the details of table employee1.

mysql> select * from employees;

Output:-

+-------+---------+------------+
| Empid | Empname | date       |
+-------+---------+------------+
|     1 | Girish  | 2008-12-22 |
|     2 | Komal   | 2008-12-23 |
+-------+---------+------------+
2 rows in set (0.00 sec)

Query to view data type of Table named employees:

The Query below is used to describe the table  properties field , Type, Null , Key ,Extra , etc.

+---------+-------------+------+-----+---------+-------+
| Field   | Type        | Null | Key | Default | Extra |
+---------+-------------+------+-----+---------+-------+
| Empid   | int(10)     | NO   |     | 0       |       |
| Empname | varchar(60) | NO   |     |         |       |
| date    | date        | YES  |     | NULL    |       |
+---------+-------------+------+-----+---------+-------+
3 rows in set (0.00 sec)

Query to alter auto increment to the primary key of the Table named employees:

The Alter Query below is used to modify table 'employees' definition and add autoincrement to the primary key of the table 'employees'. The autoincrement allows you to generate a automatic unique value that add the values to the records. 

mysql> alter table employees
    -> change Empid empid int auto_increment primary key;
Query OK, 2 rows affected (0.13 sec)
Records: 2  Duplicates: 0  Warnings: 0

Data type of Table named employees after adding auto increment feature to the primary key:

mysql> describe employees;
+---------+-------------+------+-----+---------+----------------+
| Field   | Type        | Null | Key | Default | Extra          |
+---------+-------------+------+-----+---------+----------------+
| empid   | int(11)     | NO   | PRI | NULL    | auto_increment |
| Empname | varchar(60) | NO   |     |         |                |
| date    | date        | YES  |     | NULL    |                |
+---------+-------------+------+-----+---------+----------------+
3 rows in set (0.02 sec)
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Posted on: January 13, 2009

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Nirmesh
August 3, 2012
mysql alter autoincrement

You have not shown insert values statement, after autoincrement was implemented on the table
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