Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: Hundreds of Generators
Author Milan TomeŇ° - Position
That's not a good solution because of possible duplicity. Generators are
not under the transaction control, but triggers (in fact data modified
by triggers) are.

Milan

Dne 29.04.2010 10:37, zvjezdantomicevic napsal(a):
>
> Just from top of my head:
> How about creating table
> ITEM_ID int
> YEAR int
> COUNTER int
> and use triggers.
> If record for that year does not exist,insert it with counter 0,
> and if it does, increase counter by 1 using trigger.
>
> You have if exists, insert or update statements, and before
> insert/update triggers at your disposal to do this.
>
> --- In firebird-support@yahoogroups.com
> <mailto:firebird-support%40yahoogroups.com>, "venussoftop"
> <venussoftop@...> wrote:
> >
> > It think it is necessary, from my POV, please correct me if I am
> thinking wrong. The numbers are for batch no. of pharmacy products and
> numbering is restarted every financial year and because they are used
> on consumer readable labels I need them as integers. The generated
> numbers look like this finally ITM001-505-09/10 where ITM001 is the
> product code, 505 the generator number and 09/10 the financial year.
> >
> > Thanks and regards
> > Bhavbhuti
> >
> > --- In firebird-support@yahoogroups.com
> <mailto:firebird-support%40yahoogroups.com>, "zvjezdantomicevic"
> <zvjezdantomicevic@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Well, this usage of generators is a bit uncommon, and may not be a
> sound design.
> > > Philippe suggested that you use globaly unique identifiers (GUID)
> instead of integers.
> > > They sound like good solution in this case, unless it is
> absolutely essential to use integers and restart them every year.
> > >
> > > --- In firebird-support@yahoogroups.com
> <mailto:firebird-support%40yahoogroups.com>, Bhavbhuti Nathwani
> <venussoftop@> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Thanks Philippe, but I am sorry I did not understand what you
> mean to say I
> > > > do.
> > > >
> > > > Kind regards
> > > > Bhavbhuti
> > > >
>
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