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Reseting the "pointer"

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Ceedy, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. Ceedy

    Ceedy
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    I have a simple message center as part of our database. It allows us to send
    messages to each other via the Access 2000 program. Recently, when adding a
    new message, the automatic number, instead of picking the next highest number
    "pointed" at an existing area of numbers and from that point is picking the
    next highest number. So, if the number happens to be blank, it allow a
    message. If the number exists, it gives a duplicate number error. I have
    tried repairing and compacting with no luck. Does anyone know how to tell
    the program to pick the next highest number again. Thanks in advance.
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    Ceedy
     
  2. KARL DEWEY

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    Check it against your backup copy of the database.

    "Ceedy" wrote:

    > I have a simple message center as part of our database. It allows us to send
    > messages to each other via the Access 2000 program. Recently, when adding a
    > new message, the automatic number, instead of picking the next highest number
    > "pointed" at an existing area of numbers and from that point is picking the
    > next highest number. So, if the number happens to be blank, it allow a
    > message. If the number exists, it gives a duplicate number error. I have
    > tried repairing and compacting with no luck. Does anyone know how to tell
    > the program to pick the next highest number again. Thanks in advance.
    > --
    > Ceedy
     
  3. Ceedy

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    Thanks for getting back to me Karl. When I checked my backups, I learned
    this problem occured starting 6/1/06. Before I noticed it, I found I had
    duplicate numbers (the program removed my auto number primary key), I got rid
    of all duplicates and reset the primary key but the pointer still wants to
    point to the middle of the message list.
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    Ceedy


    "KARL DEWEY" wrote:

    > Check it against your backup copy of the database.
    >
    > "Ceedy" wrote:
    >
    > > I have a simple message center as part of our database. It allows us to send
    > > messages to each other via the Access 2000 program. Recently, when adding a
    > > new message, the automatic number, instead of picking the next highest number
    > > "pointed" at an existing area of numbers and from that point is picking the
    > > next highest number. So, if the number happens to be blank, it allow a
    > > message. If the number exists, it gives a duplicate number error. I have
    > > tried repairing and compacting with no luck. Does anyone know how to tell
    > > the program to pick the next highest number again. Thanks in advance.
    > > --
    > > Ceedy
     

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