Why do some people think that a question must always be answered with with an assumption that everything you do is wrong
..because we never use the value of an identity field; it does not (EVER) hold information. Asking what the number is indicates that you might indeed have a design-problem, and that might lead to problems in the long run.
It's called free advice, and sometimes comes unsollicited.
Same goes for taxes, but the fact they have a single thing in common doesn't make them comparable.
This is "normal behaviour" when asking an expert for advice. Ask a builder how to build on quicksand. You can expect an answer, and a warning. You can ask the doctor to remove your lungs - and get an answer and a warning. Same goes here.
Even when being paid for the job, I will not shut up whn someone is making a mistake that could cost them dearly. I´m not that much of an ass yet
I do know, and I did tell you to rethink your design.
If you had used Oracle it would have been much worse, Oracle cache the sequences, so if you restart the server you can get a gap of twenty numbers. and if you have a cluster server they won't even be in order. (<for the nitpicks> I know it's a setting, but if you want higher performance you don't change it</for the nitpicks>)
People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
The new IDENTITY value is generated when a row insert is initiated and will update the table's current identity value even when the transaction is rolled back. In simple terms, it would behave as if no rollback happened.
While Shameel and Russel gave you answers it is not the solution, if you are relying on the identity filed to give you sequential information (or any information) your design is WRONG. An ID field has only 1 function, to identify the record.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity RAH
I also read articles from http://www.sqlservercentral.com/[^] and they have a good Question of the Day feature that gets emailed to you daily so that you can test your knowledge etc.
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You need to decide what start with. Do you want a general overview? To learn to code (T-SQL)? To learn how to be a DBA? Do you want a certificate?
I would go to a bookstore with a good computer section and look at the SQL books. As an example, have a question in mind, say for T-SQL, lookup data types. If you can understand what they say, that book would be high on the possible list.
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