Can not insert into table with Identity insert .

Hi, I have a code to insert and some how I could not insert properly.  I found out that the table I use has a column that is defined as Identity increament. Currently my table has only 3 roles so the column with identity has entry 1, 2, 3.
So to test this I went to the query analyzer and type the following SQL statement:

SET IDENTITY_INSERT fintracreport OFF
insert into fintracreport values(5,'1',1,'1',1)

Yet I still get the following error:

Server: Msg 8101, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
An explicit value for the identity column in table 'fintracreport' can only be specified when a column list is used and IDENTITY_INSERT is ON.

Any ideas about this? any helps are appriciated.
fylix0000Asked:
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
this should work better:
insert into fintracreport (col1, col2, col3, col4) values(5,'1',1,'1',1)

you have to list the columns to which you want to put the values to, ie all columns except the one that is identity
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TimCotteeHead of Software ServicesCommented:
Hi fylix0000,

That is because you need to set it on not off:

SET IDENTITY_INSERT fintracreport ON
insert into fintracreport values(5,'1',1,'1',1)
SET IDENTITY_INSERT fintracreport OFF

Tim Cottee
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fylix0000Author Commented:
Hmm,

I pasted your code and run all at the same time and yet still get same error.

SET IDENTITY_INSERT fintracreport ON
insert into fintracreport values(5,'1',1,'1',1)
SET IDENTITY_INSERT fintracreport OFF


Server: Msg 8101, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
An explicit value for the identity column in table 'fintracreport' can only be specified when a column list is used and IDENTITY_INSERT is ON.
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
in both cases you have to specify the column list.
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fylix0000Author Commented:
I see.

So I followed Angel and did this and seems to work.:

SET IDENTITY_INSERT fintracreport ON
insert into fintracreport ("id", sequence_id, type, report_file,"time") values(5,'1',1,'1',1)



One more small question, now that i have 1,2,3,5 in my identity, if I insert another column, would it start with 6 or 4?
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
>One more small question, now that i have 1,2,3,5 in my identity, if I insert another column, would it start with 6 or 4?

after inserting values manually into a identity field, you need to run the following statement to ensure the identity will continue correct:

DBCC CHECKIDENT (yourtable, RESEED)
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fylix0000Author Commented:
Great, thank you, I learned something new :)
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