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Copying autoincrement ID value to another column when inserting a record

Thread began 8/18/2021 8:46 am by MagsW | Last modified 8/19/2021 10:01 am by Ray Borduin | 56 views | 8 replies |

MagsW

Copying autoincrement ID value to another column when inserting a record

Hi Ray, I have three ID columns in a database, the first one is the primary index autoincrement ID, then I have two other INT columns, say they're called ID2 and ID3. These are used to give people access to specific areas of the website. I have it set up on the record update page so that when someone requests access to these areas, it copies the primary index value into the other two columns. However, how can I get the value of the primary index when adding a new record? Is there a way of getting this number when it doesn't actually exist until the record has been added?

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

I'd just do an update after the insert and save the inserted ID into the session so you can update the record immediately after.

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MagsW

Thanks Ray, I'll add a note to the insert page so that admin users know to do this.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

You don't need to add a note... You can apply the update server behavior on the page with the insert so it happens automatically.

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MagsW

Ah of course, hadn't thought of that!

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Just make sure to remove the redirect in the insert if you have one and put it into the update instead so it has a chance to run.

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MagsW

Just had a mental block - would I be right in thinking that in the Update behavior in the attached page I would put <?php echo $_SESSION['WADA_Insert_para_users']; ?> in the Lookup value section, and also in the Column Bindings for the two columns where I want to copy the ID? I'll move the redirect to the update behavior once I've added it but just want to make sure I'm using the correct value.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Yes, that sounds correct.

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MagsW

It works, many thanks!

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