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Access can't add records

Posted on 2014-02-15
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While trying to add a record to an Access 2010 database, I get the following error...

"The changes you requested to the table were not successful because they would create a duplicate primary key in the database."

The confusing part of this is that the key is being auto-assigned by Access, not manually keyed in by me.

Any assistance is appreciated.

Thank You in advance.
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Question by:jjolsz
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by:Bill Ross
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Hi,

This is a table/db design issue.  Please post a sample database so I can help.

Regards,

Bill
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Gustav Brock earned 500 total points
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You may need to repair and compact the database.

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by:PatHartman
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Open the table in design view and than open the indexes dialog.  Look for an index that is marked as unique.  That will be the one causing the problem.
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by:hnasr
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You may get this message:
"they would create duplicate values in the index, primary key, or relationship"

Since Primary key is autonumber, then check index unique and make duplicate, or check any abnormality with relations.
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by:Bill Ross
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Hi,

Again - request that you post a sample DB with just the table design so we can help better.  It's impossible to determine the issue with the information supplied.

Thanks,

Bill
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