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What is this article about?

This article explains what Firebird generators are, and how and why you should use them. It is an attempt to collect all relevant information about generators in a single document.

Who should read it?

Read this article if you...

  • are not familiar with the concept of generators;
  • have questions on using them;
  • want to make an INTEGER column behave like an AutoInc field as found in other RDBMSs;
  • are looking for examples on how to use generators for IDs or other tasks;
  • want to know the Firebird word for a sequence in Oracle.

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