I think everyone is misunderstanding my problem as perhaps I didnt phrase it very well.
I need to add a new autonumber field to my db, but I need to make sure when the numbers go
into the field they are in the order of one of my other fields that is a date field.
i.e. I have a field which shows the date someone became a member - but my current ID field
doesnt match in order.
So I need to add a new ID field so that numbers 1 - say 100 are say 1st Jan 00 then
numbers 101 - say 201 are say 2nd Jan 00 etc. etc. So that the ID fields order matches the
Now I can write SELECT * FROM table ORDER BY STARTDATE which orders the db correctly, but
then how do I add an autonumber field to it and keep the records in that order?
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