Unanswered: How To Generate/populate already existing column with sequential data
I have a table which is already populated with data (Microsoft SQL 2008). I have now created a new column (int) which i want to populate with sequential numbers so that the new column created will serve let me know how many records exist in the table at a glance.
Can any one help as to what SQL statement I need to write that will automatically polulate the newly created column with 1,2,,3,4,5 etc so that I can sort of number the records within the table.
I have 50000 records which I need to number and I really dont want to number the column manually via hand editing.