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To Generate serial number automatically

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Hi all,
I need to insert a column in a table as sno but it should generated numbers from 1,2,3,.....It is similar to ms excel's auto number.Tel me a way to do it in SQL Express.

Oct 10 '07 #1
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Try this:

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  1. Alter your_table_name add ID int identity(1,1)
When you issue insert statement omit mentioning this column and number will be generated automatically.
Oct 10 '07 #2

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one catch...

identity columns ensures uniqueness but not "sequential-lity" (if there's even a word)...
Oct 10 '07 #3

P: 71
Thanks to all. I tried ur solution and its working....
Oct 11 '07 #4

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