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Autofill an Integer Column

Autofill an Integer Column

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Hi, I'm importing a table from another data source, deleting an existing table in a SQL database and replacing the data with the new imported data. My problem is that in the destination table there needs to have a primary key, an integer column. Is there a way that when I'm exporting the new data to the destination table that I could populate an integer column with a random number or auto number?
Thanks,
Michael

RE: Autofill an Integer Column

Easiest way is to change that primary key to be a identity one, and change it back once load finished

Failing that.

option 2 - not feasible if volumes are high
insert into a temp table with the field defined as identity and then insert into final table

option 3 - add a transform step to your dataflow and add a incremental value to that column

option 4 - on the data source, if it is a SQL db, join your source data with a numbers table and use that as the required number

Regards

Frederico Fonseca
SysSoft Integrated Ltd
www.syssoft-int.com

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RE: Autofill an Integer Column

(OP)
Thanks, for the reply. Can you tell me how to change the primary key to an identity one?

RE: Autofill an Integer Column

(OP)
Got it to work, thanks.

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