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I need to fill a column in a Pervasive SQL table with sequential numbers

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I have created a new empty table with only one column, I need to fill this column with sequential numbers from 0 to 2000. I could do it manual but the time it would take along with possibility of errors makes this method not first choose. There must be a script I could use in the Pervasive SQL Control Center to do this simple task, but I have been unable to come up with one.  

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There's not a way to do it with one query but you could write a Stored Procedure.  Something like:
create procedure popTable(in :NumRecords INT);
begin
DECLARE :i INTEGER;
SET :i = 0;
WHILE :i <= :NumRecords DO
INSERT INTO test1 (f1) values (:i);
SET :i = :i + 1;
END WHILE;
end;

or (creating the table in the procedure):
create procedure popTable(in :NumRecords INT);
begin
exec ('CREATE TABLE test1 (f1 integer);');
DECLARE :i INTEGER;
SET :i = 0;
WHILE :i <= :NumRecords DO
INSERT INTO test1 (f1) values (:i);
SET :i = :i + 1;
END WHILE;
end;

and then executing the Stored Procedure:

CALL popTest(2000);
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