troubleshooting Question

Typed dataset INSERT command return value: data row or boolean result of insertion?

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Visual Basic.NETMicrosoft SQL Server
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This is an extension of a previously answered question. I thought I had the solution, but got sidetracked on return values.

I am trying to get the value of the unique identifier(autogenerated) for newly inserted rows so that I can update memory-resident collections to reflect the newly inserted identity value.

 I am using typed datasets and I set up an insert command that contains code to return the newly inserted row via SCOPE IDENTITY. (See code window)

The problem I am having is that the command seems to be returning a numeric value, indicating the success of the operation, and not a row containing the field values I need.

If this does return a row, where can it be referenced?  
IF EXISTS (SELECT * FROM sysobjects WHERE name = 'TestTableInsertQuery' AND user_name(uid) = 'dbo')
        DROP PROCEDURE dbo.TestTableInsertQuery
CREATE PROCEDURE dbo.TestTableInsertQuery
        @PatID int,
        @Comments text
               (PatID, Comments)
VALUES  (@PatID,@Comments);
SELECT UniqueID, PatID, Comments FROM TestTable WHERE (UniqueID = SCOPE_IDENTITY())
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