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Hello,
I have a table with identity column (Id).  I.e.   MyTable(Id int, MyNum int, MyText varchar(50), CreatedBy int)
I insert into it like this   MyTable(MyNum, MyText)values(3,'Mm')
Then I want to get the identity of the newest column.  I do it like this:
SELECT @@Identity.
The newest number in the identity column is 20993, but I get returned 1005.
I do not understand why this is. Can somebody please help.
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Scott Pletcher earned 2000 total points
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There could be a trigger on the table.  @@identity is the last one for any table in any scope.

Use function SCOPE_IDENTITY() instead; or use the OUTPUT clause on the INSERT to get the identity value.
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DECLARE @identity TABLE (
    id int
    )

INSERT INTO MyTable(MyNum, MyText) OUTPUT INSERTED.$IDENTITY INTO @identity values(3,'Mm')
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Thank you very much. There was a trigger.
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