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I have a list of emails that I want to import into an table that already has records  with a auto ID field.  I just want the auto ID field to assign a number just like it does when one email is added through the form.  What syntax to I add to the SQL INSERT INTO statement to do that without messing up the data in the table.  The fields are ID, email and date and the table can be called table.

Any help is appreciated,
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Question by:JohnMac328
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When you get ready to import the data, run this for the table:

SET IDENTITY INSERT [TableName] ON
GO

When you're done and ready for the identity to start again,

SET IDENTITY INSERT [TableName] OFF
GO

hth

valkyrie_nc
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Is it possible to set that value in the table manually?  I tried running the statement in a query and I got an error.
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You can only do it prior to an INSERT statement of some kind (whether T-SQL or SSIS or whatever doesn't matter AFAIK).

Post your code and error message and I'll see if I can help.
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No problem, I got it.

Thanks for writing back.
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