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Working with Serial Numbers....

Question asked by SNaranjo on Dec 20, 2009
Latest reply on Dec 20, 2009 by comment_1

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Working with Serial Numbers....

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Hello, 

 

My first time posting here. Name is Santiago and I am currently working on transferring my client roster from spreadsheet format to database. Have very little experience working with databases and am kinda starting from scratch here. I have imported a spreadsheet with nearly 1000 names into a database. I have heard that it is a smart thing to attach serial numbers to each of my names within the database. A couple of questions for someone who can shed some light on this for me:

 

What is the benefit of utilizing a serial number?

What is the primary function of a serial number vis-a-vis a database?

How do I assign a serial number?

 

This would be a great start if someone could help me wrap my head around these questions. Thank you.

 

Santiago 

 

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