Subject Re: [ib-support] Idea for a new field type for FB 2,0 or IB 7?
Author Artur Anjos
Aage, see below

> Artur Anjos wrote:
> > ...
> > Generators are used almost 90% of the time to have a unique identifier
of a
> > row. Don't you use (the superior mechanism) generators on a "Before
> > trigger ?
> Some times I do. Other times I just use the mechanisms in IBO. One can
> be lazy, _and_ eat the cake, too!
> Seriously:
> I often need the generated value for some purpose, so I use IBO's
> 'GEN_ID' function. Otherwise IBO's 'GeneratorLinks' is useful.
> I realize that this isn't availble to all, but even so I would put this
> suggestion (the AutoInc thing) low on the priorities list.

I'm an IBO lover too, and use the GEN_ID all over the place. We are not
talking about the client side here, but the trigger that you (should) have
in that tables you use in IBO. In that way you can insert rows in your table
with any other client, using the same rules as your 'IBO client' uses.

Get the picture? This new field could help all of us IBO lovers to write
fewer code on the server side.

Artur Anjos