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PowerBuilder and PocketBuilder have powerful features for supporting identity or autoincrement datatypes. To activate these features, the PowerBuilder or PocketBuilder integrated development environment (IDE) must be aware of the identity attribute associated with the underlying database column. Typically, this is obtained using a SQLColAttributes() request with a request type of SQL_COLUMN_AUTO_INCREMENT. Unfortunately, this information is not available for ASA proxy tables, so the typical autoincrement behavior in the PowerBuilder or PocketBuilder IDE is not supported. However, there are easy workarounds. Workarounds in the PowerBuilder or PocketBuilder IDE You must observe the following rules in your PowerBuilder or PocketBuilder application design when working with database connections to ASA proxy tables. Database painter "Edit Data" feature: The dynamic DataWin... (more)