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How to change the next value of an auto_increment field


I have a table where the primary key is an auto increment field. I just deleted the last 2 rows and when the next record will be created it will use the next higher number but I'd like to subtract 2 from the auto_increment value. How can I do this?


Use the ALTER TABLE statement as shown below:

/* this makes the next record have 911 in the auto increment field: */
 alter table MYTABLE auto_increment=911;

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