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I want to crate a composite primary key on my table....

Posted on 2011-03-03
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I want to crate a composite primary key on my table....

My only concern is that one of the columns in the composite is DATETIME.

Is this going to have a negative effect?

I am using SQL 2005/8
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Question by:Mr_Shaw
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by:Aaron Shilo
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no it wont.
but are you sure that you wont have PK vaulations ?
are you going to use this PK for filters in queries ? :

select* from my table
where col1 = 'abc'
and col2 = '2011-05-05 12:32 PM'

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by:Mr_Shaw
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Yes the primary key will be used in the WHERE cluase.
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Aaron Shilo earned 2000 total points
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well it wouldent be very "NICE" but you sould have no problem using datetime as a part of your PK
its no different then using any other datatype.
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