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Determining the most recently assigned GLOBAL AUTOINCREMENT value


You can retrieve the GLOBAL AUTOINCREMENT value that was chosen during the most recent insert operation. Since these values are often used for primary keys, knowing the generated value may let you more easily insert rows that reference the primary key of the first row. You can check the value with:

The returned value is an unsigned 64-bit integer, database data type UNSIGNED BIGINT. Since this statement only allows you to determine the most recently assigned default value, you should retrieve this value soon after executing the insert statement to avoid spurious results.

Note

Occasionally, a single INSERT statement may include more than one column of type GLOBAL AUTOINCREMENT. In this case, the return value is one of the generated default values, but there is no reliable means to determine which one. For this reason, you should design your database and write your INSERT statements in a way that avoids this situation.