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FIX: Optimizer Chooses Table Scan Instead of Index Seek for Simple SELECT Involving @@identity

Article ID: 246177

Article Last Modified on 3/14/2006


  • Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q246177

BUG #: 55626 (SQLBUG_70)


When you include @@IDENTITY in the WHERE clause of a SELECT statement, the Query Optimizer chooses to perform a table scan rather than using the appropriate index.


@@IDENTITY is not being recognized as a run-time constant.


Declare a variable, set it equal to @@IDENTITY, and then use the variable in the SELECT statement.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in SQL Server 7.0. This problem has been corrected in U.S. Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

254561 INF: How to Obtain Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 and Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) 1.0

For more information, contact your primary support provider.

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