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Identity insertion and updation


Identity insertion and updation

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I have a lot of tables with identity column. I want to remove the identity properties of all the tables while inserting and updating the tables.
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See SET IDENTITY_INSERT in BOL

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- Maybe creating a DTS package to load your tables may be the way to go, because it has the option "keep identities"

-If using set identity_insert on, keep in mind you have to list all columns in your insert statement.
e.g.
set identity_insert on
insert into mytable(col1,col2,col333,...)
select * from mysourcetable
set identity_insert off

dbcc checkident('mytable') -- check bol

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Hi,

Thanks for your reply. I want to remove the identity properties in the table totally. i.e I want to remove the identity while update also.
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if you want to completely get rid or the usage of the identity property, you'll have to generate drop/create table statements !!
Keep in mind, that there is a purpose for identity ! (automatic increment at insert time.)

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I've just received this article and thought it might also help you :

http://www.mssqltips.com/tip.asp?tip=1397

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Thanks for your reply. I've nearly 700 tables, and more than 500 tables containing identity column and i want to remove the identity property without dropping/creating the table.
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use sp_msforeachtable to drop the identity column in all tables.



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use sp_msforeachtable to drop the identity column in all tables.



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Hi Kishore,

Thanks for your reply. Let me know how to use this procedure for removing the identity column of all tables. And can you tell me about this procedure.
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