Kenneth Igiri

Kenneth Igiri is an Enterprise Architect with eProcess International S.A., Ecobank Group's Shared Services Centre. Kenneth has over fifteen years' experience in Information Technology with nine of those years focused on SQL Server and Oracle databases. His interests include Database Performance, HADR, Cloud Computing, Data Architecture and Enterprise Architecture. Asides from work, Kenneth teaches at Children's Church, writes faith-based fiction and helps small business grow. You can connect with Kenneth via his blog https://kennethigiri.com, LinkedIn or on Amazon.com.
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The IDENTITY Column Property

There are a number of ways to generate key values in SQL Server tables including the IDENTITY column property, the NEWID() function and more recently, SEQUENCES. The IDENTITY column property is the earliest of these methods. It was introduced very early in the history of SQL Server and it is arguably the simplest approach. Though old, IDENTITY is still maintained in modern versions of SQL Server and is still relevant for simple use cases.

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