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How do I add a row number to a reusable table w/in script?

Hi,

I like to add a row number to a reusable table w/in a script w/ cursor.  So far, I'm using a table variable bc the table holds less than 100 rows.  I like one column to show the rowcount, but if I create the field as an identity field and delete the rows each time, the row number does not reset to one.  any work arounds?  Thx.
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Cvijo123Commented:
in SQL 2000 there is bit harder but you can do liek this


SELECT IDENTITY(int, 1, 1) AS rownumber, fieldName1, fieldName2 INTO #tmp FROM yourTable

SELECT * FROM #tmp
DROP TABLE #tmp


NOTE: keep in mind that when u selecting row from your table u cannot select identity column becouse there cant be 2 identity columns in table wich will be case in your #tmp
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Goodangel MatopeSoftware ArchitectCommented:
Instead of DELETING from the table, you could use TRUNCATE TABLE, it resets the identity to 1.

in order to do the rownumber dynamically, you can check out the following

http://support.microsoft.com/?id=186133
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Cvijo123Commented:
but u can have workaround for your real identity in select statment i just tested it and it worked

so:

SELECT IDENTITY(int, 1, 1) AS rownumber, cast( yourIDColumn as int), fieldName2 INTO #tmp FROM yourTable

SELECT * FROM #tmp
DROP TABLE #tmp
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skip1000Author Commented:
Seems like no solution if using table variable.  I don't mind temp tables as long as they don't stuff up and get orphaned, which happens all the time.  truncating temp table seems like next easiest solution tho.  thx.
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