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Reset ID Records

Posted on 2008-10-03
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I have been working with dummy data and now I want to start using the database for real.  How do I restart the auto numbering of my ID fields from 1?
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by:DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Access MVP)
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Delete the auto number field in the table, then Compact & Repair the mdb, then recreate the auto number field ... which will result in what you need.

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Delete all records and compact and repair.
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OR ... just delete ALL the records and then be sure to Compact and Repair ... then the AN will start from 1

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how do I compact and repair in 2007?
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by:mikainz
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klick on microsoft menu, under organize you find compact and repair
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yep found it - thanks
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menu entry is called manage not organize
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