As documented, when using INSERT ... ON EXISTING SKIP, the value of @@ROWCOUNT still does count all rows from the source table:

Rows that are skipped are included in the @@rowcount variable. See @@rowcount global variable.

Is there a possibility to get only the count of the really inserted rows (besides merely counting the tables's rows before and after the statement)?

If not, is this considered as a future enhancement?

(FWIW, I'm using SA

asked 20 Jan '11, 10:04

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Volker Barth
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The enhancement you are suggesting seems quite reasonable if you are using "EXISTING SKIP" since the @rowcount is supposed to be the number of rows affected. I will open an enhancement request and we will try and get the enhancement in place for a future release.


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answered 20 Jan '11, 15:16

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Just to follow up, this "bug" has now been fixed. The fix has been put into, and

(24 Jan '11, 12:23) Karim Khamis
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