How to set a DB primary key using Ecto

When you use Ecto to manage your database(s) by default it will assume you want to use a primary key of :id for each of the tables you create. Sometimes you will want to use a different primary key. Maybe you want to use a :uuid scheme instead. Whichever the reason, you can override this behavior by passing a keyword option of primary_key: true to your migration file. Example:

field :store_uuid, :uuid, primary_key: true 

I also wrote another post on DB primary keys in Rails if it helps clear things up you’re still uncertain about.