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Marius Els
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I find working with GUIDs very cumbersome and in the application that I inherented at my company, I haven't seen any advantage of using them, normal "int with identity(1, 1) not null" would have fit the bill perfectly.

I found this article explaining a bit on the purpose and origin of the GUID:
[url=http://www.devx.com/dbzone/Article/10167][/url]

One has to consider the purpose and functionality of the application and the network environment it will be deployed on to determine either using GUIDs or Ints as primary keys?
(I'm probably not mentioning half of the things to look at in making such a decision...)

So I think it's going to be a case by case evaluation to find the best solution.
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I got this question right. But, it had a POORLY WORDED answer. You do NOT ask a question and then pose a "true/false" answer. You make a STATEMENT and then pose a "true/false" confirmation. Goodness, folks. If you are asking a question, please use "yes/no". Thank you.



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I have stopped caring about getting poorly worded version ambigous questions wrong.
If anyone complain about it some users get all Hatefull like they own the place.
What a waste.
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