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SQLServer CE identity column

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I have just inserted a record into an auto_increment table using the SQLServerCE database.
Keeping in mind that SQLServerCE does not support output parameters, how can
I determine the new value in the autoincrement column for the record I just inserted?

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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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you will have to run a second query to fetch the SCOPE_IDENTITY() value ... unfortunately
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by:codefinger
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I may have the syntax wrong, but I am getting an error that this function is not recognized by SQL Server Compact Edition. My code is attached:

The value of str_sql is "SELECT SCOPE_IDENTITY FROM COMMANDCODES"


Please advise.


Public Function QueryAllAsDataSet(ByVal strsql As String, ByRef lex As LastException) As DataSet

        Dim xds As New DataSet
        Try
            Dim SQLCeAdapter As New System.Data.SqlServerCe.SqlCeDataAdapter(strsql, _conobj.ConnectionString)
            SQLCeAdapter.Fill(xds)
        Catch ex As Exception
            lex.ErrorMessage = ex.Message
            If Not ex.InnerException Is Nothing Then
                lex.ErrorMessage = lex.ErrorMessage & vbCrLf & ex.InnerException.Message
            End If
            _LastError = lex.ErrorMessage
        End Try

        Return xds


    End Function

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by:codefinger
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sorry, str_sql is "SELECT SCOPE_IDENTITY() FROM COMMANDCODES"

I did not forget the ()  !
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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it's not FROM TABLE ... just SELECT SCOPE_IDENTITY()

you might try SELECT @@IDENTITY  instead
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by:codefinger
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Same result for SCOPE_IDENTITY() without FROM TABLE in SQL.

I at least get a result for @@IDENTITY,  but it is NULL.


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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
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well, in CE, which is local, as you then are the only session for the db, you will visibly need to do:

select max(id_col) from COMMANDCODES

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by:codefinger
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That works! Thanks!

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