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Find name of SQL Sequence

Posted on 2011-03-24
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I'm currently trying to write an insert query for a db and want to get the next value from a sequence for one of the insert fields.
The only problem is I don't know what the sequence is called! I can query the table and see the sequences in there but I cant find out the actual name of the sequence??

If anyone could help that would be great

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Question by:Gaz124
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
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actually, the Sequences here are are not "system" of SQL Server, like the identity field would be.
so, there is no way to know which sequence would go into which table unless the relation sequence-table is stored somewhere.
it is hence only used in application code, so you cannot know it from that data you showed.

question: why use such a sequence object if you could use IDENTITY?
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After the insert statement select the @@Identity field eg:

insert into a (a,b,c) values (1,2,3)
select @@identity as newID

will insert the record and return the new id in a field called newID
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by:Gaz124
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Thanks angellll, at least I know im not going nuts now. I'll  contact the application writers.

mkobrin - I think you misunderstood the question
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