Subject Re: [firebird-support] Primary key with negative value
Author Ann Harrison
On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 9:25 AM, jakefeed <jakefeed@...> wrote:

> We have an database in which we supply product catalogs with pricing. The
> end user can create their own items, too. In order to separate the user's
> items from the items we supply, we're contemplating using negative primary
> keys for our items and positive primary keys for the users items. We are
> using Firebird 2.5.1. Are there any known issues using negative primary
> key values in this configuration. Thank you.

No, I don't know of any issues with negative primary keys. The solution
makes me queasy though. Maybe a compound key that clearly identifies
things as theirs and ours?

Good luck,


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