Senin, 25 Januari 2016

Re: [MS_AccessPros] Primary Key

 

Hi Sarah,

by definition, a Primary Key is one or more fields.

I usually use an AutoNumber as the Primary Key, and then a Long Integer as the corresponding Foreign Key.

You can define a UNIQUE INDEX on a field or combination of fields too.

Make a Unique Index on multiple fields:

1. go to the Design view of the table
2. make a unique index on the first field
-- click on the field
-- set Indexed in bottom pane to Yes (No Duplicates)
3. open the indexes window (lightening bolt icon on the Design ribbon)
4. in the second column, the field column, add a second field to the same index by filling out the next row. The first column of the next row will be blank
5. if necessary, add a third field the same way

If you want some of the fields in the index to be allowed to not be filled out then set Ignore Nulls to Yes (in addition to Unique is Yes) in the properties in the Indexes window

warm regards,
crystal

~ have an awesome day ~

On 1/25/2016 10:04 AM, sarahk@schemesoftware.com [MS_Access_Professionals] wrote:

Is it possible when  defining multiple primary keys for a table, to specify that only the combined primary keys can not have duplicates , but the individual key can have duplicate entries?

Sarah


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