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SQL to copy a record and insert it using a specified new primary key

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I have an 80 coluimn table with lots of records and the Primary key is a column named OrderNum (and is NOT an identity field). I need to insert a new record with all identitical values as an existing record based on the OrderNum, except obviously the OrderNum can't be the same, so I need to assign the newly inserted OrderNum.

What would be the best SQL statement to accomplish this?
Let's say the record I need to copy is OrderNum=100500
and I need to assign the new record Ordernum=101880
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try a syntax like this

INSERT INTO yourTable (OrderNum, col1, col2,....)
SELECT 101880, col1, col2,....
FROM yourTable
WHERE OrderNum = 100500
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Thanks!
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