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Changing the product id in the database


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The product_id is an internal primary key, and not something the customer needs to be aware of, so you shouldn't be showing it anywhere really.

Plus, as an autoincrement field, it needs to be integer. Changing it to varchar will cause all sorts of problems unless you fully understand the ramifications.

Why do you want to do this, anyway? Why not just add another column and use that?

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Does anybody know if there is any way the database settings can be changed so that the product id can include numbers & letters instead of just numbers?


the column model was added to the table for this purpose ... what are you using that for? If already "occupied", I agree add a new column ...




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