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Retrieving an autonumber field

Posted on 1999-06-28
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How can I retrieve the autonumber field from a record I just added, I tried the following:

' created rs as a recordset and queried the database
rs.addnew
rs("field1") = "data"
rs("field2") = "data"
rs.update
id = rs("autonumfield")

but rs("autonumfield") does not return the value that was put into the field, however it does show up when I query the database.

Thanks for any help you can provide.
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Question by:wrussell051197
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by:DarrenJ
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Are you using Microsoft Access or SQL Server?
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by:wrussell051197
ID: 1863554
Currently I'm using MS Access, but I may be switching over to SQL in the near future. SQL is SELECT @@IDENTITY isn't it? Or something similar if I remember rightly. Right now I just need the technique to get it from Access.
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DarrenJ earned 200 total points
ID: 1863555

The good old trust Microsoft Knowledge base strikes again! :-)

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q221/9/31.asp

And for SQL Server it is @@IDENTITY, but if your using ADO it's slightly different I can help with that as well...
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by:wrussell051197
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That's it, thanks!
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