mysql solution

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Thu Jan 24 12:29:05 CET 2013

On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 10:25 PM, Lele Gaifax <lele at> wrote:
> The simplest way is to execute a SELECT just after the insertion, doing
> a
>   SELECT pin FROM counters WHERE page = %s
> I don't use MySQL, so I can't say if it supports "INSERT ... RETURNING ..."
> SQL syntax: should it, then you could insert the data and fetch
> the pin in one shot, with something like
>   INSERT INTO counters (page, hits) VALUES (%s, %s) RETURNING (pin)

AFAIK it doesn't, but if pin is an AUTO_INCREMENT primary key, you can
retrieve the ID of the newly inserted record. It's not nearly as
flexible as INSERT... RETURNING, but it covers the most common use


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