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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?
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Ernest Grogg

8/22/2022 - Mon

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
Ernest Grogg

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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Ernest Grogg

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 (EE MVE)

<<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).

Ernest Grogg

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.