FIX: You receive an incorrect value when you query the last-inserted identity value after you use a client-side cursor to insert data to a table that contains an identity column in an application that uses ActiveX Data Objects
In an instance of Microsoft SQL Server, you have two tables, and each table contains an identity column.
You create an INSERT trigger on the first table. The trigger inserts data to the second table when the trigger executes.
You have an application that uses Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) to connect to the instance of SQL Server.
In the application, you use a client-side cursor to insert data to the first table.
In this scenario, when you run the application and then query the last-inserted identity value, you may find that the function returns an incorrect value. The value corresponds to the auto-increment value that is generated on the second table instead of on the first table.
This problem occurs in the Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.8. You may have MDAC 2.8 installed on one of the following Windows operating systems:
Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3)
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Windows Server 2008
When data is inserted in the first table, the insert trigger uses the @@IDENTITY function instead of the SCOPE_IDENTITY function to obtain the last-inserted identity value. Therefore, the @@IDENTITY function may return an identity value that is not generated by the same table.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
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Note The fix does not change the behavior of ADO through Microsoft OLE DB provider for ODBC (MSDASQL)..For more information about the naming schema for SQL Server updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
822499 New naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server software update packages
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Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2, Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, Windows Vista Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2008 Datacenter, Windows Server 2008 Enterprise, Windows Server 2008 Standard