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How to get the record ID of a newly inserted record

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Hi,

I insert a record in a table wich have an auto-increment ID column. I want to retrieve the newly inserted record by reading the generated ID.

I"m using Oracle 10g. What is the best way to do this? I'm looking for something similar than @@Identity in SQL Server.

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Question by:pmaltais
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use the RETURNING clause

assuming you have a table my_table(id number, x number, y number, z number) with a trigger populating the id column via sequence, try this...


insert into my_table (x,y,z) values (1,2,3) RETURNING id INTO v_id_value;
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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in oracle, the "identity" is translated into a sequence object, eventually combined with a trigger:
http://www.techonthenet.com/oracle/sequences.php
http://www.databaseanswers.org/sql_scripts/ora_sequence.htm
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