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Auto Increment Field in a Query

Posted on 2007-03-21
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I want to have a new field in the results of an access query that auto increments (1,2,3...).  Is this possible?  Thanks!
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Gustav Brock earned 125 total points
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Yes, use a function like this where the field ID is your primary or at least unique key:

Public Function RowCounter( _
  ByVal strKey As String, _
  ByVal booReset As Boolean) _
  As Long
 
' Builds consecutive RowIDs in select, append or create query
' with the possibility of automatic reset.
'
' Usage (typical select query):
'   SELECT RowCounter(CStr([ID]),False) AS RowID, *
'   FROM tblSomeTable
'   WHERE (RowCounter(CStr([ID]),False) <> RowCounter("",True));
'
' The Where statement resets the counter when the query is run
' and is needed for browsing a select query.
'
' Usage (typical append query, manual reset):
' 1. Reset counter manually:
'   Call RowCounter(vbNullString, False)
' 2. Run query:
'   INSERT INTO tblTemp ( RowID )
'   SELECT RowCounter(CStr([ID]),False) AS RowID, *
'   FROM tblSomeTable;
'
' Usage (typical append query, automatic reset):
'   INSERT INTO tblTemp ( RowID )
'   SELECT RowCounter(CStr([ID]),False) AS RowID, *
'   FROM tblSomeTable
'   WHERE (RowCounter("",True)=0);
'
' 2002-04-13. Cactus Data ApS. CPH
' 2002-09-09. Str() sometimes fails. Replaced with CStr().
' 2005-10-21. Str(col.Count + 1) reduced to col.Count + 1.

  Static col As New Collection
 
  On Error GoTo Err_RowCounter
 
  If booReset = True Then
    Set col = Nothing
  Else
    col.Add col.Count + 1, strKey
  End If
 
  RowCounter = col(strKey)
 
Exit_RowCounter:
  Exit Function
 
Err_RowCounter:
  Select Case Err
    Case 457
      ' Key is present.
      Resume Next
    Case Else
      ' Some other error.
      Resume Exit_RowCounter
  End Select

End Function

/gustav
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by:erichranz
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Thank you, sir!
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by:Gustav Brock
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You are welcome!

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