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MSaccess Select identity

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Hello folks I've this statment and I need to retrieve the identity after I do an SELECT INTO. Im using UNION ALL

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SELECT  IDENTITY(int, 1, 1) as aa, * 
INTO newTable
FROM (Table A
UNION ALL
TABLE B)

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please try:

SELECT  @@IDENTITY as aa, * 
INTO newTable
FROM (Table A
UNION ALL
TABLE B)

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by:nkoriginal
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Thanks.!!
It's works but the column "aa" has a ZERO value.
How I can do to insert in that column (aa) an autoincrement value??

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There isn't any way to specify an autoincrement field inan Access Make-table query.
You would have to run another quer/ execute another SQL string afterwards to Alter the table and column to set the autoincrement property.

ALTER TABLE table_name ALTER COLUMN column_name Counter

Alternativley use a pre-built table which includes an autonumber field, and use delete and append queries instead.
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