In a high traffic application, is it possible for
mysqli_insert_id() to return the wrong id, or to confuse the id between two
INSERT queries performed nearly simultaneously?
mysqli_insert_id returns the most the
AUTO_INCREMENT value from the most recent
INSERT query on the current connection. It will never get confused with another connection, for example.
No. How can I be so sure? Because it would have been reported and fixed a long time ago.
Quoting from a previous answer to this exact same question:
Look at http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.6/en/getting-unique-id.html for more information, it says this:
“For LAST_INSERT_ID(), the most recently generated ID is maintained in
the server on a per-connection basis. It is not changed by another
client. It is not even changed if you update another AUTO_INCREMENT
column with a nonmagic value (that is, a value that is not NULL and
not 0). Using LAST_INSERT_ID() and AUTO_INCREMENT columns
simultaneously from multiple clients is perfectly valid. Each client
will receive the last inserted ID for the last statement that client
So you should be fine doing what you want and you shouldn’t get strange results.
Yes it is posible! If you have multiple tables to insert with same connection and your last insert was incorrect (like I trying insert unescaped quotes in text).
I think it returns last successful insert id which can by from different table. I just spent hour to find this. Peace