Properly Capturing Identity Values

January 2, 2008

[From MSSQLTips]

When inserting a row into a database table that contains an identity column, I need a way to capture the identity value generated by the database engine after it inserts the row into this table. What can I use to capture this value while also making sure this value is accurate?

SQL Server provides three different functions for capturing the last generated identity value on a table that contains an identity column...

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