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Monday, August 22, 2005

SQL Server 2000: Use SCOPE_IDENTITY() Instead Of @@IDENTITY

As I'm not working with SQL Server the whole day, my knowledge about the platform is not extensive. I was alway under the impression that using SQL Server 2000, you can get the identity value of the last inserted row by issuing a SELECT @@identity. Apparently, it is not according to the following article
Check Your SQL Server Identity: Since SQL Server 2000 you have to use SCOPE_IDENTITY() instead, as the former could give unexpected results.

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