CodeSnip: How to Get Id of the Record Using ASP.NET and SQL Server 2000
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Published: 29 Jun 2006
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In this article Sushila demonstrates how to retrieve the ID of a newly added record using ASP.NET and SQL Server 2000. The author makes use of SCOPE_IDENTITY() function to achieve the functionality.
by Sushila Bowalekar Patel
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In this code snippet we will examine how to get Id of the newly added record using ASP.NET and SQL Server 2000.

We come across cases where we have to get the Id for the newly inserted record.  The Id in our case is an IDENTITY field.  The retrieval of this Id can be done in a variety of ways.  In this article we will see one of the techniques on how we can achieve this retrieval.  We will use the TSQL function, SCOPE_IDENTITY(), that gives us the last identity value generated in the current scope of the current process.

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Title: thanks   
Name: vibhu singh
Date: 2007-05-01 4:20:09 AM
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Name: amit07
Date: 2007-03-30 9:58:25 AM
can u plz clear the diff b/w scope_identity() and @@identity
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Date: 2007-03-28 5:36:09 AM
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Date: 2006-09-27 10:14:38 AM
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Date: 2006-09-27 4:03:50 AM
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Title: Thanks   
Name: Dave London
Date: 2006-08-21 12:45:40 PM
Good article. Until recently I wasn't aware of the difference myself. Your solution is the one I would recommend as @@indentity is not thread safe and it is better practice to use SCOPE_IDENTITY() just in case triggers are added to the table at a later stage.
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Date: 2006-07-28 9:25:26 PM
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