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SQL: Add counter into View results

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I have an exisiting view that is called by an application. I am looking to add an incrementing counter to the output. The counter should be reset each time the view is called, and increment for each row of results when run.

Can someone give me push in the right direction how I would do this.

Thanks
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Question by:JDCam
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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try to use the ROW_NUMBER() function in the view query.
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by:BrandonGalderisi
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An additional "push" would be


select row_number() over (order by Some_field_or_fields_in_your_view) rn, *
from Yourview
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by:JDCam
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Ok Great,
give me a chance to test it out
Thanks
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by:JDCam
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here is a snipit what I have...

SELECT Orders.Order_ID, ROW_NUMBER() over(Order by MO.MU_ID) RowNbr, Orders.Ship_To_Customer_Name,......

but get the result..
'ROW_NUMBER' is not a recognized function name.

is this not a standard function ??
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by:JDCam
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I guess it is important to add the DB is on SQL 2000 (sorry). I dont see this function there. Is there something comparable I can use ??
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BrandonGalderisi earned 500 total points
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row_number() is a SQL 2005+ function.  You posted the question int the SQL Server 2005 zone and not the MS SQL Server Zone.  You really can't do this from a view.  You would have to do it through a procedure that inserts into a temp table containing an identity column.
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by:JDCam
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Thanks Brandon,
Sorry about the confusion. I use 2005 Mgr Studio on my desktop, but this particualar DB is still in 2000.  I will try as you suggest
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by:JDCam
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I will ask for additional help with this suggestion under a new question. (and properly categorized)
thanks.
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