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Foreign Key Constraint Error?

Posted on 2015-01-21
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I understand this error usually. But in this case I'm not sure. I'm basically trying to delete a record from table LKUP_UserAccounts where the PrimaryKey value is 9. The error says it conflicts with the "approvedBy_ID" column in the LKUP_UnitBaseConversions table. That tells me that at least one row in that table contains the value of 9 in the "approvedBy_ID" column. However, when I check the LKUP_UnitBaseConversions table....there are not rows where that value resides in that column. There are actually 3 different columns that could contains that value but in this case, 9 doesn't exist in any of the 3 columns.

What else could it be?

Thanks
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Question by:BlakeMcKenna
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by:Lowfatspread
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is it a direct referential integrity problem , or is the message coming from the action of a table/view trigger...

can you post the actual delete as coded , and the underlying table structures?
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Vitor Montalvão earned 2000 total points
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By the error message you are trying to delete a user account that is referred in the column approvedBy_ID of the table LKUP_UnitBaseConversions, right?
How do you know is the value 9?
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by:BlakeMcKenna
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I actually stepped thru the code and at the point just before the data was stored, the value wasn't a 9 rather 0 which meant that value didn't reside in the other datatable. So, everything was working as it should....my bad!
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by:Vitor Montalvão
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The machine is always right :)
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by:BlakeMcKenna
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I believe so....thanks for your input!
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