table with very high identity numbers, decreased performance?
Posted on 2011-09-22
I have a table with current identity values of 4118223 and higher, its INT column with auto-increment. The table only has about 300,000 records in it, but performance on the table seems slow, even when just doing something such as deleting a single record. I'm wondering if the high INT values have something to do with it? I don't know if there is any way to reset the numbers or something. I believe SQL will never repeat an identity column value, is that correct?
Would appreciate any advice on this. Thank you!