I have the following SQLite code. How do I insert an auto generating unique ID into each row?
tx.executeSql('DROP TABLE IF EXISTS ENTRIES'); tx.executeSql('CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS ENTRIES (id unique, data)'); tx.executeSql('INSERT INTO ENTRIES (id, data) VALUES (1, "First row")'); tx.executeSql('INSERT INTO ENTRIES (id, data) VALUES (2, "Second row")');
You could define
id as an auto increment column:
create table entries (id integer primary key autoincrement, data)
As MichaelDorner notes, the SQLite documentation says that an
integer primary key does the same thing and is slightly faster. A column of that type is an alias for
rowid, which behaves like an autoincrement column.
create table entries (id integer primary key, data)
This behavior is implicit and could catch inexperienced SQLite developers off-guard.