Subject Idea for a new field type for FB 2,0 or IB 7?
Author Paul Schmidt
Dear List:

I know this is OT but I don't follow the FB Developer list, I have
enough mail to go through now.... I thought I would put it here, and
see what people think.

I would like to see an AUTOINC field type, the engine would
process this by storing an INT64 value, and creating a generator
and trigger to link them. If you drop the column, it drops the trigger
and generator at the same time.

This would make table generation much easier then the
cut/paste/hack method that gets used now.... Maybe it could be
implemented as an SP on one of the system tables.

Maybe two of them would be better, AUTOINC4 would use a
standard integer for the key. AUTOINC would use an INT64 value.

Paul Schmidt
Tricat Technologies