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Primary key

Applies to ✅ Open Source Edition   ✅ Express Edition   ✅ Professional Edition   ✅ Enterprise Edition

In a normalised database, all tables should have a PRIMARY KEY. In jOOQ, numerous features are enabled by tables that have one, including for example UpdatableRecords. To create a table with a primary key, write any of these:

// Create a new table with columns and unnamed constraints
create.createTable("table")
      .column("column1", INTEGER)
      .constraints(
          primaryKey("column1")
      )
      .execute();

// Create a new table with columns and named constraints (recommended if you want to alter the constraint)
create.createTable("table")
      .column("column1", INTEGER)
      .constraints(
          constraint("pk").primaryKey("column1")
      )
      .execute();

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