Digging Into DBCC CHECKIDENT

Solomon Rutzky covers the four primary scenarios when running DBCC CHECKIDENT and specifying a new reseed value:

So, when specifying a “new_reseed_value“, the possible scenarios covered are:
1. Rows exist
2. No rows due to none inserted since the table was created
3. No rows due to TRUNCATE TABLE operation


What’s missing? The following scenario:
No rows due to DELETE operation!!

Click through to see how DBCC CHECKIDENT behaves differently depending upon the scenario.

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