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Thread: add foreign constraint problem
01-16-2014, 10:54 PM #1
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add foreign constraint problem
I manualy changed foregn key_name (as auto suggested by client) coz it was too long (mysql complaining)
SQL Error (1452): Cannot add or update a child row: a foreign key constraint fails (`test`.<result 2 when explaining filename '#sql-a6c_4'>, CONSTRAINT `FK_t_hosts` FOREIGN KEY (`id_master`) REFERENCES `t` (`id`) ON )
I have 2 tables master-detail, where some master data does not have anything in detail.
01-17-2014, 01:53 PM #2
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Its simply a violation.
You cannot change/add a record since its missing its required foreign relation. Create the foreign relation first, then create the child record.
Although if I understand your last sentence properly, than that indicates your constraints have been applied backwards and you are constraining the 1 side of the 1. . .n relation. You should be constraining the n side of the relation.
Been gone for a few months, and haven't programmed in that long of a time. Meh, I'll wing it ;)PHP Code:
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