vb.net and access get id of the last inserted row

i am accessing access using vb.net
i need to insert a row and get the id of this inserted row.
for now i am counting the elements and taking the last one.
is there a better practice??
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Try this:

SQLString = "select @@Identity as id"
DBCommand = New OleDb.OleDbCommand(SQLString, conn)
Dim dr As OleDb.OleDbDataReader
dr = DBCommand.ExecuteReader()
ID = dr.Item("id")

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for now i am counting the elements and taking the last one.
is there a better practice??

In general NO, that is not a good idea, UNLESS - the table has a Primary Key which is declared as AUTONUMBER, so that every newly added row gets the next higher PrimaryKey value.

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