[quote]Developer 2005 (8/11/2010)
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What is the purpose of IDENTITY_INSERT ?
SET IDENTITY_INSERT allows explicit values to be inserted into the identity column of a table.
SET IDENTITY_INSERT is not meaningful and you can not identify result until ON or OFF is not include in this statement. SET IDENTITY_INSERT it self not allows explicit values to be inserted into the identity column of a table until you don't include ON in this.
You forgot to mention permissions or it won't work. Cmon people, it was a simple question that if you want to know more about it follow the link that was posted. I think some people are just mad they didn't get their points. :-)
Seriously though, thank you for the question.