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I have a MySQL table table with two fields: id and name. id is primary key with auto_increment. The thing is when I insert a record and then empty the table, and insert a record again, the id value does not start from 1, it keeps increasing even though the table was emptied.
How can I make the id valued to start from 1 after emptying the table.

 
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How do you empty the table, with a tool, or with a query? Your tool should have an option to do that, for the query:

ALTER TABLE `table` AUTO_INCREMENT = 1;
 
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I emptied it using the query: DELETE FROM persons;

 
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TRUNCATE persons; will clear out the table and reset the auto_increment primary key to zero.

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