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Steve Stedman's Articles

Are you Wasting Half the Capacity of IDENTITY?

Over time, I have worked on many databases that have used an INTEGER identity as a primary key or clustered index value. Most of the time there haven’t been any issues, but occasionally, I come across a problem table where the IDENTITY value ran out and inserts statements, then failed. This has typically been in a case of a logging table of some type.

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