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Identity() Columns and Update Statements?

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One of my tables in SQL Server 2008 contains an Identity() Column. This same column is the primary key for this table. When this table executes an UPDATE statement....does the Identity() Column also create a new value? If this is the case, is there a way to prevent this?

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Vitor Montalvão earned 500 total points
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No. The identity it's only generate a new ID for inserts not updates.
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Thank you Vitor!
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