MySQL : Reseed an auto-increment column to zero

Posted on 2001-07-23
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Last Modified: 2012-08-13
      I apologize if this has been asked alot already but i am unable to
       find an answer and this was supposed to be already. how can i reseed
       my member_id column to start back at zero? during testing i
       accumalated over 100 or so member_id's. now we are going live and i
       deleted the members but the auto-increment keeps going with 101, 102
       etc... i know for access and sql server there is a query you can run
       that reseeds back to 0. is there somehting similar for mysql?

       any help is appreciated -

Question by:rumblefiz
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Recreate the table.

Author Comment

ID: 6317516
yeah that would work except re-creating the table is too much of a hassle. for anyone that is interested, the answer is:


If you are using the older file format, it would be isamchk instead.


Author Comment

ID: 6317950
yeah that would work except re-creating the table is too much of a hassle. for anyone that is interested, the answer is:


If you are using the older file format, it would be isamchk instead.

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i answered my own question on this one in my 2nd and 3rd post. i was not sure what to do with it.

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