Working with Serial Numbers....
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.