Distinguish, differentiate, compare and explain what is the Difference between Primary Key and Foreign Key. Comparison and Differences.

Difference between Primary Key and Foreign Key

1. Primary key uniquely identify a record in the table. Foreign key is a field in the table that is primary key in another table.

2. Primary Key can’t accept null values. Foreign key can accept multiple null value.

3. By default Primary key is clustered index and data in the database table is physically organized in the sequence of clustered index. Foreign key do not automatically create an index, clustered or non-clustered. You can manually create an index on foreign key.

4. We can have only one Primary key in a table. We can have more than one foreign key in a table.

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