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Autoincremental fields in Access 97 with D4 & BDE

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My autoincremental fields are not incremental by 1 but by a random number. is there a setting which tell the bde to increment in this manner.
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by:DeanSmith
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I have an access 97 database that I am using the BDE to access. Everything
works fine except for the autoincrement field. It produces random results
rather than a sequential increment. On one machine it increments by 5 and on
another it is 6. I tried reinstalling BDE and that did not help.
I am using the most current, 5.0, that came with Delphi 4.0. I have installed update patch 2. If anyone can offer an assistance I would greatly appreciateit.
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by:inthe
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This is common problem with access when you have default values together on the same table.  Remove  the default values and the Autoincrement feature will work.
Regards Barry

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That should be common problem with "bde" and is documented in the Delphi 3 readme.txt file the only solutions are either remove the autoincrement field and use a number or remove all the default values from fields
Regards Barry


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by:DeanSmith
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Default values on the field in the access table seem to increase the autoincrement number by 1 more than the number of defaults.

If anyone has a reason for this i would like to know as I think it must be a fundemental problem with the BDE.
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you guess correct it is problem with bde as you say
Regards Barry
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