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Posted on 2006-06-26
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I have a table with identity and for some reason I removed the identity and forgot to return it.
When I finally returned it I got a very high number not what I was expected. How do set the identity to start from
a certain value that I choose?
Thankyou
Anat
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by:ibost
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you can use DBCC CHECKIDENT perhaps

Look it up in BOL.
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DBCC CHECKIDENT ( 'table_name', RESEED, new_starting_value )
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by:Winsen
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In addition to ScottPletcher's comment, please pay attention that, the next value insert would be (new_starting_value + 1) if new_starting_value > 1.
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