Insert value “0” for primary keys with auto increment in MySQL

In order to insert value 0 in a field that is set as primary key for a MySQL table you need to execute the following query prior to any insert query:

Now you can successfully run the insert query with 0 set as value for a primary key, without getting any error message.

Mentioning the “SESSION” variable will make sure that you do not change the sql mode globally, but if you really want to change it globally you need to execute:


Published by Cristian Radulescu

PHP // MySql // Linux

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