Set auto increment initial value for MySQL table using ALTER command

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To set auto increment initial value for MySQL table, use ALTER command. The first step would be

alter table yourTableName modify yourColumnName int NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT PRIMARY KEY,add index(yourColumnName);

The second step is as follows

alter table yourTableName AUTO_INCREMENT=yourStartingValue;

To understand the above syntax, let us create a table. The query to create a table is as follows

mysql> create table setAutoIncrementDemo
   -> (
   -> UserId int,
   -> UserName varchar(20)
   -> );
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.75 sec)

Now implement the above two steps to set auto increment initial value for MySQL table.

Step 1 -The query is as follows

mysql> alter table setAutoIncrementDemo modify UserId int NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT PRIMARY KEY,add index(UserId);
Query OK, 0 rows affected (1.51 sec)
Records: 0 Duplicates: 0 Warnings: 0

Step 2 -The query is as follows

mysql> alter table setAutoIncrementDemo AUTO_INCREMENT=1000;
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.34 sec)
Records: 0 Duplicates: 0 Warnings: 0

Insert some records in the table using insert command.

The query is as follows

mysql> INSERT INTO setAutoIncrementDemo(UserName) values('John');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.14 sec)
mysql> INSERT INTO setAutoIncrementDemo(UserName) values('Carol');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.12 sec)
mysql> INSERT INTO setAutoIncrementDemo(UserName) values('Sam');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.13 sec)

Display all records from the table using select statement.

The query is as follows

mysql> select *from setAutoIncrementDemo;

The following is the output

+--------+----------+
| UserId | UserName |
+--------+----------+
| 1000   | John     |
| 1001   | Carol    |
| 1002   | Sam      |
+--------+----------+
3 rows in set (0.00 sec)
raja
Published on 29-Mar-2019 10:31:08
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