June 15, 2012 at 6:57 am
I am in great trouble that I have a primary key field which is data type is int and identity specified. but problem is i can't maintain sequence due to
when I delete one record then i can't recover previous no. how to get back the previous serial no. please tell me
June 15, 2012 at 7:07 am
It shouldn't matter.
But check out DBCC CHECKIDENT RESEED in BOL if you are adamant that it must be changed.
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June 15, 2012 at 7:17 am
Identities aren't supposed to maintain a sequence without gaps. Why does it matter?
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Michael Valentine Jones
June 15, 2012 at 7:19 am
IDENTITY is not meant to maintain an unbroken sequence. It is only meant to quickly produce a new unique value that is higher than the last one that was used.
If you delete a row or if an insert fails, the IDENTITY value is not reused.
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