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Identity insert doubt


How do I get SQL server 2000 to continue the sequence of identity
column values after I perform an insert into the table with the set
identity_insert <table name> on statement? Eg if I insert values into
the identity column with values 1-999, how do I get the next number to
be 1000? Can the identity seed value be changed if there are records in
the table? Can the identity seed value be re-set to start again from 1?

Jul 20 '05 #1
3 1988
IDENTITY will automatically take the next number after the highest value
inserted when you turn IDENTITY_INSERT off again. Use DBCC CHECKIDENT to
change the IDENTITY seed value at any time.

David Portas
SQL Server MVP
Jul 20 '05 #2

Jul 20 '05 #3
Thank you David and Dishan. Using DBCC CHECKIDENT worked just fine.
Dishan Fernando wrote:

Jul 23 '05 #4

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