When someone says, “Find all the rows that have been deleted,” it’s a lot easier when the table has an Id/Identity column. Let’s take the Stack Overflow Users table:
It has Ids -1, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 … but no 6 or 7. (Or 0.) If someone asks you to find all the Ids that got deleted or skipped, how do we do it?
Click through for two methods, one specific to SQL Server 2022 and one which works for all versions of SQL Server.