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Primary Key Data Type

Question asked by MarieT on Feb 5, 2010
Latest reply on Feb 8, 2010 by mrvodka


Primary Key Data Type


I am new at FMP 10 and want to understand why when you create a Primary Key that is an auto generated seriel number the data type used is text?  That makes no sense to me since the type is obviously a number. 


I am referring to all of the pre-made fmp examples that come with 10.

It makes sense to me that the data type would be number so that it could be indexed and sorted as a number.  The data Type of text does not do that.  Help.  What don't I understand?


My friends who write SQL databases tell me NEVER make a Primary Key text.   HELP????