Sequence Help

hello, i have a sequence number that I for the most part genorate myself, or the user can genorate for example 'a-3-b-ddm-axx' and if that number is in the databae, i want the database to see if that exsists, and if it does, to suggest another by using '-a' at the end of it if it is avalible.
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ksaulCommented:
declare @seq varchar(25)
set @seq = 'a-3-b-ddm-axx'

IF EXISTS (
  SELECT 1
  FROM YourTable
  WHERE SequenceField = @seq )
    IF EXISTS(
        SELECT 1
        FROM YourTable
        WHERE SequenceField LIKE @seq + '%' )
            SELECT @seq + '-'  + char(ascii(right(SequenceField,1))+ 1)
          FROM YourTable
      ELSE
            SELECT @seq + '-a'
ELSE
  SELECT @seq
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Aneesh RetnakaranDatabase AdministratorCommented:
now what happens if it reaches 99,  -a99
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