Generate Saleslogix Next Record Id via SQL

By | June 8, 2011

Very often we come across a requirement where we need to import data from an external system into Saleslogix. The quickest way to do this is to map the fields between 2 tables and import the data using SQL import or write a stored procedure or SQL cursor. All these methods would read the records from the external table and import it in SLX table. But how do we get the next primary id for the entity that is being imported. Unfortunately SLX does not provide any stored procedure that can be accessed from database level. Hence we have to create one. Here is how we can do it. This one will work only on SQL 2005 and above.

  1. We will have to create a dll which will be used in SQL as assembly.
  2. The function coded in the dll would have this code
    OleDbCommand cmd = new OleDbCommand(string.Format(“slx_dbids(‘{0}’, {1})”, “ACCOUNT”, 1), );
  3. Here the key thing is to have the SLXOLEDB.1 in your connection string and have the stored procedure executed using the OleDBCommand because “slx_dbids” function works only with SLXOLEDB.1.
  4. Before compile the project make sure you have check the “Allow unsafe code” checkbox =”True” from .NET project properties.
  5. Next step that you need to do call the function that you created in step 2 in the stored procedure or cursor every time you are adding a new record.

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