Hi all,
I'm a newbie when it comes to SQL and I have 2 tables that I need to update. Let's say, for argument's sake that the first table (Products) has an identity column (automatically incremented) with the name of ApplicationValueID. It stores a bunch of data about a product for example:

ApplicationValueID |Item  |
1                  |Coke  |
2                  |Sprite|

Say I have another table that stores the attributes of the product from the Products table (named ProductAttributes), example:

ApplicationValueID |Attribute |Value   |
1                  |Price     |3.95    |
1                  |Vendor    |CocaCola|
2                  |Price     |3.95    |

Basically I want to create just one SQL statement where I can insert a record for Products table and grab the newly-created ApplicationValueID and insert it into the ProductAttributes table. I was told to use @@IDENTITY, but really have no idea how to use this.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Last Post by buddylee17

You can't insert into 2 tables with one statement. You can grab the identity of the parent table and insert into the child table with 2 statements:

DECLARE @AppValId int

INSERT Products (Item)
VALUES ('Pepsi')


INSERT ProductAttributes (ApplicationValueID,Attribute,Value)
VALUES (@AppValId,'Price','2.99')
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