Can we make multiple columns as primary key?

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Can we make multiple columns as primary key?

The PRIMARY KEY constraint uniquely identifies each record in a table. Primary keys must contain UNIQUE values, and cannot contain NULL values. A table can have only ONE primary key; and in the table, this primary key can consist of single or multiple columns (fields).

Can we have multiple primary keys on multiple columns in a table?

Each table can only have one primary key. Access can automatically create a primary key field for you when you create a table, or you can specify the fields that you want to use as the primary key.

Can a multivalued attribute be a primary key?

Multivalued attributes cannot work as primary keys. Actually, multivalued attributes violate First Normal Form. So the good idea is to create a separate table and push multivalued attribute into it.

How to create MySQL primary key?

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  • What is a primary key in MySQL?

    – Primary key is a type of constraint. – A table can have maximum of one primary key (Either a single column as a primary key or set of columns as a primary key). – Columns declared as the primary key cannot have NULL value. – Columns declared as the primary key must have unique values throughout the table.

    How to determine primary key?

    – The column named with the table name plus ID is the primary key. – Any other column name that is suffixed with ID (has ID at the end of the name) is a foreign key. – Any column not suffixed with ID is a regular data field containing information.

    Is the primary key automatically indexed in MySQL?

    Indexes slow down inserts and updates,so you want to use them carefully on columns that are FREQUENTLY updated.

  • Indexes speed up where clauses and order by.
  • Indexes really only come in handy with tables that have a lot of rows.
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