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Message ID problem

By eddiekwlau ·
For a message board program, I assign a message ID which uniquely identify each message and it is autoincrement as a new message created. But when times go on the message ID will become larger and larger. How to deal with this situation? Or is thereany other methods to uniquely identify a message in a message board program?

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Message ID problem

by insomniaa In reply to Message ID problem


What you code do is concatenate a string to include the date; something like this:

"message02/05/01%20 09.33.34"

That should be a unique identifier - are you likely to get people posting messages at exactly the same time?

I doubt thatpeople would submit at exactly the same question.

Hope that helps.

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