Random Primary Keys
Random primary keys are unique key ranges used by each server on Replication (both One-Way Replication and Daisy Chain Replication). They are an older method and not recommended. The recommended method is to instead use auto-increment variables to avoid data collision. See Replication Auto Increment.
Random Primary Keys cannot be enabled in newer versions of Open Dental. Users who had Random Primary Keys enabled in the past will still have settings display in the Replication Setup window.
Use Random Primary Keys: Once random primary keys are enabled, they can never be turned off. Ranges can be freely edited. All of primary keys in all tables will be longer.
Set Ranges: Once servers are added, click to automatically create ranges.
Test: Click to generate sample keys for testing.
Double-click a server to edit the following: