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From Andrus Adamchik <>
Subject Re: Sequences for primary keys
Date Fri, 31 Mar 2006 16:24:34 GMT
1. A "default" PK generation strategy is thread-safe within a JVM.  
Most adapters (except for generic JdbcAdapter) also implement proper  
locking for cross-JVM concurrency.

2. 'Auto-increment' (aka "Database-Generated" PK) strategy is  
supposedly thread-save (but its behavior depends on the database, not  

3. 'Custom Sequences' strategy only works if the default strategy for  
a given adapter is also a sequence. And of course it is thread-safe.


On Mar 31, 2006, at 6:38 PM, Mike Kienenberger wrote:

> On 3/31/06, Craig Turner <> wrote:
>> I notice there's an 'auto-incremented' feature for primary keys in  
>> the
>> modeler - is this thread-safe? Also, would it be possible for us  
>> to be
>> able to manage custom sequences through the cayenne modeler in a  
>> future
>> version?
> Support for sequences predates support for auto-incrementing fields.
> Only certain databases support sequences though.
> Auto-increment and sequences as well as database-independent (pk
> table) primary key generation are supported in the current modeler.

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