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AutoNumber data type

Posted on 1998-12-13
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When creating a field with VB, if the type is TEXT, the data type is dbText, MEMO is dbMemo, etc.
What is the data type constant for creating an AutoNumber field type?
Or how would I create it in VB without going into MS Access.
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by:AnswerTheMan
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hear my advice - never use that type. it's just trubles.
have your own method of generating next number (long)
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by:BWATERS
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yes, maybe so, thank you...but that doesn't answer my need...
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fld is AutoNumber if:
1. (fld.Type = dbLong)
2. ((fld.Attributes And dbAutoIncrField) = dbAutoIncrField)

And it is OK if you use it without user knowing it exists. Of course, if you use it for some type of numbering, visible to user, you are in trouble. Don't expect you will be able to fill gaps (holes) in generated numbers.

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by:ameba
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BWATERS, you can use 'Visual Data Manager' (Add-Ins menu) instead of Access. Well, you can't define relations in it, but its source is available - Visdata.Vbp in samples directory.

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