DATETIME SELECT SELECT INTO DATE PAD STRING DYNAMIC SQL CURSOR MONEY FORMAT PERCENT STORED PROCEDURE SQL SERVER AGENT JOB OPTIMIZATION WHILE LOOP OVER PARTITION BY UPDATE
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How to recover when IDENTITY insert reaches limit?

The integer (int) IDENTITY insert will give an "arithmetic overflow" exception when reaches the limit of 2,147,483,648.

To recover change the IDENTITY column type from int (4 bytes) to bigint (8 bytes) or GUID(uniqueidentifier) (16 bytes).

Another solution is to RESEED it into the negative integer range.


Related articles:

int, bigint, smallint, and tinyint (Transact-SQL)

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Exam Prep 70-461
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DATETIME SELECT SELECT INTO DATE PAD STRING DYNAMIC SQL CURSOR MONEY FORMAT PERCENT STORED PROCEDURE SQL SERVER AGENT JOB OPTIMIZATION WHILE LOOP OVER PARTITION BY UPDATE