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Use Of Variable In Identity Function !

declare @number int

set @number = 100

SELECT emp_id AS emp_num,
fname AS first,
minit AS middle,
lname AS last,
IDENTITY(int, @number, 1) AS job_num,
job_lvl AS job_level,
INTO employees
FROM employee

Is there any way i can use variable inside the identity function like in the above example?.

Is there any other alternative?

Thanks in advance

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Description = Compares the create date of the current file with a value in tbl_ImportFileCreateDate.
TimeOut = 0
CodePage = 1252
ResultSet = None
ConnectionType = OLE DB
Connection = MyServerDataBase
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IsQueryStoredProcedure = False
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SQLStatement = exec p_CheckImportFileCreateDate 'GL Account Import', ?, ? output
Parameter Mapping
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Variable Name = User::IsNewFile, Direction = Output, DataType = BYTE, Parameter Name = 1, Parameter Size = -1
Result Set is empty.
Expressions is empty.
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SSIS package "MyPackage.dtsx" finished: Failure.

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When I run this in debug mode with this SQL statement ...
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Error: 0xC001F009 at GLImport: The type of the value being assigned to variable "User::IsNewFile" differs from the current variable type. Variables may not change type during execution. Variable types are strict, except for variables of type Object.

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Task failed: Compare Last File Create Date

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