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Posted - 11/15/2010 :  11:08:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a SQL Server 2000 database with some fields, named "RI", with Identity_Specification = "yes". when I backup the database and restore it to a 2008 server everything works fine. when it is restored to another 2000 server, and I run the same application, I get an error that I cannot enter a "null" value in the "RI" field.

Shouldn't "RI" auto-increment? Is there some difference in the SQL command for 2000 vs. 2008?

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Posted - 11/15/2010 :  19:04:54  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
There shouldn't be any difference between the two regarding the identity option.

Have you tried a quick test with an INSERT, like this:?

INSERT INTO YourTable(Column2, Column3, ...)
VALUES(...) --where Column1 is excluded from the list and is the identity column

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