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AutoNumber/Counter @ Import

Hiya All,

I want to have an autonumber/counter column in a table that I import flat files into, I clear the table each time I do an import so I would like the number to start at one each time. I use DTS to import the flat file to the table.

How do I do this?

Rgs,
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dehmerl
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dehmerlAuthor Commented:
Guess What!

I found it out myself!

Make a new row in the table, data type is int and then use the identity options!
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Atlanta_MikeCommented:
You got it... except that it doesn't always restart the identity key at 1.

Look into DBCC CHECKIDENT (tablename, RESEED, 1)
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adwisemanCommented:
Turn on Identity on the autonumber culumn in the table.  before you start your process, simply execute

truncate table <yourtable>

thus will reset the autonumber and delete all the records that may be left in the table.
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dehmerlAuthor Commented:
ahh thanks!
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