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MagnusPedersen
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Auto Increment ID on Insert Row MySQL

Hello,
I am currently working on a flow that inserts data into a table from an HTTP request
When using the "Insert Row" (MySQL) it requires me to provide an ID, even though in my table the ID is set to auto increment so I should not have to provide one.

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I know the problem probably lies with PowerAutomate not knowing/guaranteeing that it is set as auto increment, but is there a way to do so? I find it odd if the only solution is to do a: "Gew Rows, OrderBy ID Desc, Max 1" and then an id + 1. 

I cannot find anything about this issue anywhere (other than the Get Rows solution) so I'm trying my luck here 🙂 

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Hi @MagnusPedersen ,

 

It is the limitation of MySQL connector. Please see below doc:

MySQL - Connectors | Microsoft Learn

Insert row operation requires to provide explicit value for Primary Key column, even though default/autoincrement value is defined.

 

Best regards,

 

Community Support Team _ Jeffer Ni

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it.

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MagnusPedersen
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A very kind guy in a Discord community suggested just providing "null" as an expression, which surprisingly worked in terms of getting the value into the DB and the auto increment working just fine. 

However, PowerAutomate throws a "Bad Request" status 400 error when doing this, even though the data is inserted into the table. 

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What is even more weird about this is that I am doing the inserting in an apply to each loop, and both values in my test case are put into the table, which means that PowerAutomate does not even stop after the first insertion, but does the entire loop before complaining.

Does anyone know why this is happening, and/or how to deal with it?

Hi @MagnusPedersen ,

 

It is the limitation of MySQL connector. Please see below doc:

MySQL - Connectors | Microsoft Learn

Insert row operation requires to provide explicit value for Primary Key column, even though default/autoincrement value is defined.

 

Best regards,

 

Community Support Team _ Jeffer Ni

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it.

Hello @MagnusPedersen ,
I have the same error, if could you figure it out, can you please share with me?!

Unfortunately it seems there is no "good" solution to this problem as of right now. I just ended up having to get the last ID from my table and then +1 for each insertion. 

MartinaRizk
Frequent Visitor

Thanks so much for your reply @MagnusPedersen 🙂

Buenos dias, si es tan amable de mostrar como lo hizo, ya que tengo el mismo problema y no he podido avanzar por eso no mas-.  gracias

Hi,

Could you tell how you manage to get the lastinsertid with power apps?

Could you send a screen shot of your flow?

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