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Autofill an identitly field using an activex script in DTS

Posted on 2003-12-11
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I have a vbscript that copies and transforms data from an access table to and existing MSSQL table. The destination table has an identity column, and I need to autopopulate it as the data is loaded. I'm thinking the line of code would look something like:

DTSDestination("id") = ?

where ? is a command to autoincrement the id by 1. Hopefully this is just a syntax question. Thanks.
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by:nmcdermaid
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Use the DTS Package Properties dialog to create a global variable. This global variable can then be accessed in code.


For example:


Function Main()
   DTSDestination("FieldName") = DTSGlobalVariables("NewID").value
   DTSGlobalVariables("NewID").value = DTSGlobalVariables("NewID").value + 1
   Main = DTSTaskExecResult_Success
End Function



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PS a SQl Server IDENTITY column automatically fills in this incremental value
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by:dsachtleben
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Thanks for help! I am obviously new to DTS but this was a very clear solution.
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by:nmcdermaid
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Don't get too familiar! It will probably change next version of SQL Server! than again that is a couple of years away.

There are a lot of handy exmpaples here: SQLDTS.COM
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