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SQL Anywhere 12.0.1 » SQL Anywhere Server - SQL Usage » Data integrity » Entity and referential integrity » Referential integrity checking


Integrity checks on INSERT

SQL Anywhere performs integrity checks when executing INSERT statements. For example, suppose you attempt to create a department, but supply a DepartmentID value that is already in use:

INTO Departments ( DepartmentID, DepartmentName, DepartmentHeadID )
VALUES ( 200, 'Eastern Sales', 902 );

The INSERT is rejected because the primary key for the table would no longer be unique. Since the DepartmentID column is a primary key, duplicate values are not permitted.

 Inserting values that violate relationships
 Foreign keys
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