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Adjusting the autonumber in MS Access

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Hi,

I am working on a MS Access database, the current value is 8870, the number range 9000 is used for internal numbers so what I want to do is as I reach the 8999 mark is to jump  6000 and continue the autonumber from 15000 onwards, what would be the best way to do this, and can I do it without insert blank records?

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Yep, if you explicitly run an insert, you can override the autonumber.

Use...

DoCmd.RunSQL "INSERT INTO my_table (my_id, my_fields) VALUES (14999, blank_values)"

Then delete the inserted record and the next one you enter will get id 15000.

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Many thanks s46

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no probs - glad to help.

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