Create a 8 digit auto number

Hi
I have been told we need an 8 digit auto number given to each new record in our table
starting at 00000001.

Can this be done ?

Thanks

Matt
dark22Asked:
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sm394Commented:
not sure about starting from 00000001
but one option could be to set 8 digit
DBCC CHECKIDENT('YourTable', RESEED, 10000000)
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Patrick MatthewsCommented:
Hello dark22,

Why do you need to store the leading zeroes in the database?  Why not let it be a simple int identity column,
and then format the result to be 8 digits in your queries/reports?

Regards,

Patrick
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dark22Author Commented:
that maybe the way to go, I don't need to store it in the database,
What happens is a query is run in Access 2000 to import certain records from the first DB into an access table.

Can you make the access table format it to 8 digits ?
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Patrick MatthewsCommented:
dark22 said:
>>Can you make the access table format it to 8 digits ?

The same issue applies: you could build the import process to do this, but why bother?
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dark22Author Commented:
Ok then from that point it is exported to CSV file and then imported into an accounts program.

It is the accounts program that requires an 8 digit account number for the record being imported.
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