ACCESS frontEnd SQL BackEnd key field

Hello,

We have an Access DB that we recently uploaded the tables to SQL Server and we are still using the ACCESS frontend so we are linked to the tables.  I am trying to figure out why the ID field is not populating when a new record is created?

the ID field is the Key field.  In access we still show it to be Field Size: Replication ID and Required.

what am I missing?
Ernest GroggAsked:
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ste5anSenior DeveloperCommented:
When switching to SQL Server as back-end, there are some important changes.

One of them is: an auto-increment value is no longer available before you save a row. Cause SQL Server can assign it only on the real INSERT action.

See Armen's presentation: The Best of Both Worlds: Access-SQL Server Optimization
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Ernest GroggAuthor Commented:
So what we are saying is that we have to save the record and then pull it after the .update/.add (saverecord) action?
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ste5anSenior DeveloperCommented:
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Ernest GroggAuthor Commented:
great.  I am going to try a few things to see if I can pull the data and then insert it.
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)President / OwnerCommented:
<<Replication ID>>

 Just as an FYI....did you (or do you still have) replication turned on?    ReplicationID is not a great data type for a PK if your not doing replication as it's a GUID (16 bytes long).

Jim.
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Ernest GroggAuthor Commented:
Sorry for not replying...I did have ReplicationID turned on.  I had to turn that off and then change it in SQL to int

got it.
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