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Starting Order Number

Thread began 9/03/2009 6:46 pm by larsentim278054 | Last modified 9/04/2009 7:49 pm by Eric Mittman | 1029 views | 4 replies |

larsentim278054

Starting Order Number

Is there anyway to make the order numbers start a lot higher than 1? Meaning, I want the order number to start at 1000 or 10000 or 5000, anything higher than one digit.

Thx

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Eric Mittman

If you are talking about the auto incrementing id column of your orders table then you can set the auto increment value in MySQL Administrator for that table, just open it and in the advanced options you can set the auto increment value.

You can also do this with an SQL command like this:

ALTER TABLE orders AUTO_INCREMENT = 1000;

If you change the auto increment initial value like this keep in mind the limit to this field will be 4294967295, not likely that you will reach this limit but it is something you should be aware of.

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larsentim278054

I looked at that table in PHPMyAdmin - but I don't see where I can add a value. If I edit that table - ORDERID - there's a place for "Default" value, but what is that? something that will be appended to the number? I don't see any "auto increment value".

If I did it with a SQL command, what would that do - set the starting point? or is that what it would add to each order, so it would be order # 1000, then the next would be #2000 ?

Thx

Originally Said By: Eric Mittman
  If you are talking about the auto incrementing id column of your orders table then you can set the auto increment value in MySQL Administrator for that table, just open it and in the advanced options you can set the auto increment value.

You can also do this with an SQL command like this:

ALTER TABLE orders AUTO_INCREMENT = 1000;

If you change the auto increment initial value like this keep in mind the limit to this field will be 4294967295, not likely that you will reach this limit but it is something you should be aware of.  
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larsentim278054

I entered your sql command and that worked like a charm.

Thank you!

(I answered my own question - it will just start with whatever number you enter in that SQL command you told me about).

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Eric Mittman

As you noted the code will just update the auto increment value to the one you used. The only other way that I saw to do this was with the MySQL Administrator tool by opening the table and going into the advanced tab.

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