set id data type

i have to rewrite a program into mendix one so they already have a database that they use, the problem is their id data type is string meanwhile mendix will automatically create is with autonumber… is there a way for me to import the database with existing id ???
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Hi Teuku,

I would absolutely recommend not to reuse the database schema used by other applications together with Mendix. The only exception I could think of consist of read-access to the Mendix database.

Mendix uses its own structure and id-generation, in a generic way such it can be applied to all database types. Future releases could theoretically change the setup, which may break your application.

For shared data, I would recommend to use either APIs or the database connector to send (custom) queries to a database; but next to that: let Mendix run in its own space.

Good luck!