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  • Hello,

    My custom post IDs are now very high (more than 15 000 or so).

    Is there a way to return them to 1 (or a much smaller number), please?

    Thank you.
    Jack

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  • Normally I would not ask ……..
    Why do you want to do this ?
    Is there a problem with something ?

    Thread Starter jackfr

    (@jackfr)

    You’re right 🙂

    But I am asking for that because I will bulk import a great number of listings, do not want those listings would begin with a too big custom post ID (=listing ID).

    Hoping I explained this correctly.

    Regards,
    Jack

    > do not want those listings would begin with a too big custom post ID (=listing ID).

    Again.
    **Why**?

    Realistically, the short and general answer is that it would be a very bad idea for you to be changing post IDs. There are database relationships using the Post ID between the Post and things like Revisions, Comments, Drafts, Thumbnails, meta-data, etc, etc, etc.

    If there is a problem you are trying to solve, pls describe.
    Otherwise, having a ‘high post ID number’ is not an issue that needs resolving.

    Thread Starter jackfr

    (@jackfr)

    In the past, I have used the website to test a lot of listings, but I have already removed all of those unused listings, in order to bulk import new listings to the real website (that I will put online).

    That’s why the current ID is now very high.

    And that’s why I think of returning to a much smaller listing ID for the new listings.

    (There is no issue indeed, just do not want to begin the new listings with such a too high ID).

    Even that, is it still a bad idea, according to you?

    > There is no issue indeed
    Correct!
    🙂

    > Even that, is it still a bad idea, according to you?
    Definitely.

    Moderator Steve Stern (sterndata)

    (@sterndata)

    Forum Moderator & Support Team Volunteer

    The post ID field (and the IDs for most things) are 64 bit unsigned integers (BIGINT), allowing 18,446,744,073,709,551,615 values. You’ve got room to grow.

    Thread Starter jackfr

    (@jackfr)

    (@corrinarusso), (@sterndata)
    Thank you, I follow your advice then 🙂

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