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How do I add a row to when a column is read only?

How do I add a row to when a column is read only?

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How do I add a row to when a column is read only? I think this issue I am having is because I am using an ID field (column) that is automatically generated and incremented whenever a new row is added in Microsoft SQl Server Management Studio, I cannot manually change an ID field and it appears a different (grayer) color.

Somehow, once, after I entered all the other items in the row and hit "Enter" on my keyboard, I managed to have a row added and the ID field was automatically generated. The problem is that it did not seem to add it out of sequence. I do not know why it would be 159 and not 157



I deleted the row and tried again. This time, it gave me an error:



When I try to edit the field by hand, it seems i am not allowed to:



Please advise.

I am using SQL Server 2008 R2

Here are the version numbers:

Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 10.50.2500.0
Microsoft Analysis Services Client Tools 10.50.2500.0
Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 6.1.7601.17514
Microsoft MSXML 3.0 4.0 5.0 6.0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0.50727.5466
Operating System 6.1.7601

RE: How do I add a row to when a column is read only?

Hi,

If you insert into an indenitity field it will give you the next one it has on the list. This will not neccessarily be the next one in the table.

For example if its an increment of one. If you had records 1,2,3,4,5 then you delete 4 and 5. Then insert another it will be 6.

Dan

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