troubleshooting Question

Increment default value based on largest existing value

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Microsoft SQL Server 2005
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I need to increment the default value of a field by 1 based on the largest number already in that column. I will need to be able to update this number at a later time, so obviously this is one reason why I cannot use the built-in auto-increment setting.  I am trying to determine the cleanest approach to do this, whether is be a trigger or function or some other idea.  I am a newb so your help would be appreciated.  

The table "Photos" is basically as follows...

PhotoID - primary key
PhotoName - varchar(20)
SortOrder - (int) - **this is the field that needs to increment. If the highest value is 2500, then the next insert needs to set this field to 2501.  Make sense?**

Using MS SQL Server 2005

Thanks,

Brian
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