[ic] not using autonumber when creating a new item in admin ui

Stefan Hornburg racke at linuxia.de
Thu Jan 15 09:04:17 EST 2004

On Thu, 15 Jan 2004 13:30:58 +0000
John Allman <allmanj at houseofireland.com> wrote:

> Hi - i'm writing an admin page to manage a table that is not part of the 
> core interchange but is essential in our site. I'm using interchange 
> 4.8.3.  I'm manually selecting numbers for primary keys in this table 
> based on the current values in there. I have based this as much as 
> possible on the item_edit page and have simply changed the block of code 
> in the [if cgi ui_new_item] tag to set item_id to the particular value i 
> want (i have made sure that ui_new_item is set when this page is 
> accessed by modifying the values in icmenu to be like those for 
> item_edit, i.e. the form value set to ui_new_item=1). I have removed all 
> of the AUTO_SEQUENCE and AUTO_NUMBER code.
> Unfortunately, although everything looks good on the editing page and 
> the number i want is appearing there, when i submit it, it chooses a 
> completely different value which it appears to be getting from an 
> autonumber file in the products directory of my catalog.
> How can i get it to use my number instead? Or will i just have to adapt 
> my plan to take this autonumbering into account?

Why did you remove AUTO_SEQUENCE ? That tells IC to rely on the
auto_increment feature of MySQL.


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