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Primary Key Not being auto entered during Submit

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  • Primary Key Not being auto entered during Submit

    I have a problem with a few databases that were created in AA ver 11, Now in Ver 12 I can't add any records to any of the databases due to a not null issue with the primary key field in SQL.
    Error when trying to save a new record....

    Record was not inserted. Less...
    Database API specific error Your database has returned the following error code and description to Alpha Five. Consult your database documentation for further information. 515 - '[Microsoft][SQL Server Native Client 11.0][SQL Server]Cannot insert the value NULL into column 'empID', table 'xxxxxxxxx.dbo.xxxxxxxs'; column does not allow nulls. INSERT fails. SQL State is: 23000 [Microsoft][SQL Server Native Client 11.0][SQL Server]The statement has been terminated. SQL State is: 01000'

    For some reason Alpha 12 will not auto create the next number in the pk field. (If I manually enter the next value it saves.) It does show the <auto> in the field during data create, but then gives the error above since it never creates the new pk number.
    I connect to the sql database via an (AlphaDAO) The field is listed as the PK.

    Any help would be appreciated,

  • #2
    Re: Primary Key Not being auto entered during Submitt.

    Is this in a grid?? ....if so go to the Query (AlphaDAO) page and press "Select Primary Key(s)". The turn on "auto increment". I think that will fix it.

    An alternative is to have SQL do this for you by turning on Identity specification for you PK field.
    Mike Brown - Contact Me
    Programmatic Technologies, LLC
    Independent Developer & Consultant


    • #3
      Re: Primary Key Not being auto entered during Submitt.

      Yes, it's a Grid. Specify Primary Keys, field is selected and Primary key is checked off to auto-increment. This was always checked.


      • #4
        Re: Primary Key Not being auto entered during Submitt.

        What about the SQL table itself? .... all my tables have identity specification enabled:

        Mike Brown - Contact Me
        Programmatic Technologies, LLC
        Independent Developer & Consultant


        • #5
          Re: Primary Key Not being auto entered during Submitt.

          That was it. My SQL ID column empID had NO on the Identity Specification (Is Identity)No I changed that to YES and set Identity Seed to the next number and it worked. You are the best. Thank You....


          • #6
            Re: Primary Key Not being auto entered during Submitt.

            Great! ...glad I could help.
            Mike Brown - Contact Me
            Programmatic Technologies, LLC
            Independent Developer & Consultant


            • #7
              Re: Primary Key Not being auto entered during Submitt.

              Happy Holidays to you. Thanks Again. I'm new at using AlphaAnywhere, so this was a great help.