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Is there a way to compute an autoincrement number field in a query, which start to number from 1 and finnish with the last record number of query(for ex, in a query with 150.000 records autoincrement number will be 1,2,....150.000). Thanks!

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You don't actually want this in the query, do you? Perhaps you want it to show up in a report. If that is the case, do this:

Create a report based on your query, and add an unbound text box control to the detail section, with the following control source setting: =1

Change the running sum property for the control to Over Group, or Over All.

If you want to create a new table from your query so that it generates a new PK, that is a different issue. You can just create the table from the query, and then add an autonumber field to the table, and it will automatically populate.

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Thanks,mmcdonal! Your solution with the running sum on a report works great! Thanks again!
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