ms sql insert query with identity column

I have a table with four columns


the user_id column is an int identity column

and the last column needs to be inserted as a null value

How woudl I write the insert statement for that table?

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In SQL Server it automatically detects the identity column so you don't have to specify it:

insert <table name>
values (@user_val, @user_desc_val, null)

However if that does not work for whatever you reason or you aren't comfortable with implied inserts you can specify the columns:

insert <table name> (user, user_desc, staff)
values (@user_val, @user_desc_val, null)

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