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Sql Server 2005 Visual Studio Data Transformation - Locate duplicate data and make unique

In Visual Studio with SQL Server 2005, I am extracting one field of data from one table with a small number of duplicates and inserting it into another table where the destination field is the primary key (i.e. unique - no duplicates allowed).
I am using a source and a destination OLEDB connection object in each case.

I need help with creating a query (or Data flow transformation) that detects duplicate data and adds a character to make the 2nd, 3rd or 4th instance of the duplicate data unique allowing the subsequent destination field act as a unique identifier.
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FillSee
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FillSee
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DabasCommented:
Hello FillSee,

I suggest the followig pseudocode

Sort source by the key field
LastValue = ""
Counter=0

for each record
   If keyfield = LastValue
         keyfield += counter
         counter++
   LastValue = keyfield

Regards,

Dabas
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FillSeeAuthor Commented:
Thanks Dabas, a handy addition to my script library! I also tried concatenating two fileds in the source data stream ('cust name' and 'cust code') to create a unique identifier which also worked in this case.
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