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ODBC - Insert On A linked Table Failed

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HI

i cant understand what is wrong so please help ...

i have an access 2003 frontend that is linked through to a SQL server backend

for some reason i can not append some records to a table. (others work perfecty well)

the message i get when trying to append is:
ODBC --Insert on a linked table 'tblQuality_Audit_Items' failed
[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL_Server] Explicit value must be specified for indentity column in table 'Table1'
when IDENTITY_INSERT is set to ON. (#545)

now even if i go straight to the table in access i try to insert a record manually i get the same message. however if i try the same in SQL server i get no message
I have A Indentiy column called ControlNumber. all other fields allow nulls

any ideas?
thanks

ozgirl
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Hi ozgirl,

Apparently, your SQL db has IDENTITY_INSERT set to ON.

From SQL Query Analyzer, run:

    SET IDENTITY_INSERT tblQuality_Audit_Items OFF

Generally speaking, you should never be trying to insert into an identity column.  Defeats the whole purpose of
using an identity column, really.

Regards,

Patrick

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thanks Patrick

i have just looked at my append query and doh.....

all working well now

thanks
ozgirl
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