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    DMullane is offline Novice
    Windows 7 64bit Access 2010 64bit
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    Dec 2014

    Sequentially Numbered Column

    Hey guys,

    So I feel like this should be such a simple task, but I can't figure it out. I just want a column that automatically numbers itself sequentially. I don't want the AutoNumber format, because if I end up deleting the last row, when I add a new row I want it to use the same number the last row had before being deleted.

    I'm guessing I need to make a column using a calculation and somehow have it increment every time a new row is added, but I can't find any function in Access to do this.

    Thanks for the help.

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    June7 is online now VIP
    Windows 7 64bit Access 2010 32bit
    Join Date
    May 2011
    The Great Land
    Run Compact & Repair after deleting the last row and Access should pick up that deleted number. It's when deletion occurs between existing records that the number is lost (can be used programmatically but then need to run Compact & Repair).

    Otherwise will need code to generate custom unique identifier. This is a common topic in forum.
    How to attach file: To provide db: copy, remove confidential data, run compact & repair, zip w/Windows Compression.

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