i'm new to sql server and this is a most fustrating problem. I have several instances of an sql server db. I have extracted a sample of data from 10 tables from a production db and am trying to insert that data into the dev db. i have cleared all records from the dev db so there would be no conflict of id numbers etc.
Using MS Access and ODBC, the problem is I can not insert the ID column itself (keep getting key violation errors, even though the target table is empty!!), sql will only accept the data if i exclude the ID column during the insert. I must retain the values from these id columns because they are referenced by the other child tables that are also being inserted.
I'm trying in vain to find the syntax which will allow the insertion of the ID column, do I have to temporarily disable the identity column on all the tables involved cause that is terribly inefficient.
SET IDENTITY_INSERT myTable ON
but it hasnt worked