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From: Michael Peppler <mpeppler at MBAY dot NET>
Subject: Re: Identity Burn Set Factor
Date: Oct 8 1997 3:02PM
Pauline Biron wrote:
> A sybase, not sybperl question. I'd appreciate any insight.
> Our Sybase machine crashed last week, and the identity fields within
> the database tables reset to 5trillion. We have reset the burn set
> factor to 20 (rather than the default 5000). I would like to restore
> the original seed value of the identity column. The 5 trillion id is
> too much for me to deal with. Is there a way to reset the identity
> fields without recreating the table and bcping the info back into it?
> Or is this the best/only way?
Assuming you have enough space, how about renaming the original table,
and then using select into to recreate the original table (with
identity_insert on, of course).
Michael Peppler -||- Data Migrations Inc.
firstname.lastname@example.org -||- http://www.mbay.net/~mpeppler