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SQL Server 2005 defragmenting index primary key

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Can defragmenting, rebuilding or reorganizing a SQL Server 2005 index which is used as an identity specification primary key field for a table change the values in the field? (Destroying queries based on the primary key values)
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No.  None of those activities will change the actual values in any column.  

More specifically for identity, once an identity value has been assigned, it will never change.
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"Destroying queries based on the primary key values" - only thing may be gone is(are) old cached query plans but this is a good not a bad thing. If you have some "sticky" cache you may need iisreset if a update statistics and sp_recompile on that table do not help.
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THANKS!!!!!!!!
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