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SteepM
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Inserting SQL row - increments the ID that I am parsing by random values

Hi,

I have a flow that from webhook json body, I extract values and want to insert row in SQL Server Database. I had many successful tries, but when I started setting up correct Keys and relations, I realized that the ID that I am parsing which is 15-16 digits number, is changed after it is Inserted as a Database row. 

So this is the flow: 

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And this is the Input for ID from a recent Successful run:

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THIS IS THE OUTPUT OF ID AFTER INSERTION:

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As you can see only the last digit is changed. I tried so many things, and I can't think of any way to solve this. Also, on other Tables and other Flows, it is happening the same, the ID that I input is modified for + few digits. 

Please share any info, Thanks!

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Pstork1
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What is the definition of the column in SQL?  Is this an Identity column in SQL?  If it is then SQL will generate a new number to make sure its unique.  For this to work correctly the column needs to be a Nvarchar column.



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It is the PK Column named ID as a bigint. 

I changed it to nvarchar column as you mentioned but still did the same thing.
INPUT:

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OUTPUT:

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Pstork1
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I don't think you will be able to set the Primary Key for a record in a table.  What you want is a Foreign key to an external table.



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Then what is the usual way of inserting a row and keeping track of the ID? 

In the Insert a Row flow, this is a required field. .


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So I need to provide an ID, but then how would I keep track of the right Primary ID/key when the one that I am providing is being modified after insertion in a very weird way, only the last two/three digits are modified from a 16 digit number.


SteepM
Frequent Visitor

I also tried:

 

Updated the PK to Identity Column

Applied set identity insert to ON as explained in the docs. 

I now tried to insert a row with an ID: 9497000000553110

 

From the output: The returned row after insertion now has ID: 9497000000553111

 

 

 

Szabi1983
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Have the exact same problem! Has anything changed so far?

Not that I know of. It's really weird for me, and please if you get it working let me know on this topic.

ed101
Helper I
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Can't believe this isn't yet sorted? For me I have an Id field that by default SQL will insert a

DEFAULT ( NEWSEQUENTIALID ())

 

This is so that there's less change of index fragmentation on the database. For me entity framework is able to do this much better and I do not need to pass a value to the Id field. However in power automate it appears as a required field and I cannot pass a blank value to this so that SQL takes over the assignment.

 

Has anyone managed to figure that out?

Pstork1
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Let me clarify.  Insert Row for the SQL connetor doesn't require an ID.  Update Row does.  If you want to update an existing ROW then you need to supply the index for that row.  But to add a new Row you don't supply an index.

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ed101
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That's not what I am seeing, have you tried adding the actual table rather than just looking at the empty values? What does your schema look like?

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fill in the required fields you'll get what I sent below.

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