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How can i get the "RowId" of a table in Sql Server?
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sql server 2000 doesn't support rowID.
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There is no such thing as a RowId of a table in sql-server as an inbuilt function there is something called ROWGUIDCOL but this is something completly different.
Yukon is going to introduce a RowID functionality that is the similar to Oracle's RowId property
(RowID is an Oracle function -- that does not exist in SQL-Server).

This is normally acomplised in SQL-Server by adding an identity column (1,1) and calling it RowId
(But I wouldn't want to call it a RowID -- reserved word).

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Have a look here for the identity column implementation:
http://www.sql-server-performance.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3385

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I agree that the identity method is usually the easiest way.  If you don't already have an identity column on your table, you can always insert into  a temp table and return the results.  If you do already have an identity column on your table and you can't have a gap between the numbers, you could also create a UDF that joins back to your original table and sequence the records that way.

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