Thursday, October 23, 2008

What should be the data type of a primary key

I was recently answering a question @ StackOverflow where user was asking, “what should be the data type of a primary key”? I provided my input to that thread and came to know about following post of Jeff Atwood on the same topic:

http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000817.html

This post has further links on the same topic and at a great length.

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