[Koha] autobarcode MAX value problem

Reed Wade reedwade at gmail.com
Sat Mar 6 14:50:45 NZDT 2010

2010/3/6 Chris Morrison <cmm1005 at gmail.com>:

> On a development note, why don't we just have Koha increment from a current
> position, rather than from the highest? If we delete a large group of
> records, it would be very useful to be able to assign the old barcodes
> automatically by starting from the beginning of the "hole." That's what we
> did with our old system, anyway.

I think ChrisN probably answered your question already but I couldn't
help commenting -- recycling numbers sounds unsafe to me; wouldn't it
be better to have gaps in the number space than to risk collisions?

(disclaimer - I'm a dev person and not a library person)


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