sp_restoremergeidentityrange (Transact-SQL)

This stored procedure is used to update identity range assignments. It ensures that automatic identity range management functions properly after a Publisher has been restored from a backup. This stored procedure is executed at the Publisher on the publication database.

Topic link iconTransact-SQL Syntax Conventions


sp_restoremergeidentityrange [ [ @publication = ] 'publication' ]
    [ , [ @article = ] 'article' ]


  • [ @publication = ] 'publication'
    Is the name of the publication. publication is sysname, with default value of all. When specified, only identity ranges for that publication are restored.
  • [ @article = ] 'article'
    Is the name of the article. article is sysname, with a default value of all. When specified, only identity ranges for that article are restored.

Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)


sp_restoremergeidentityrange is used with merge replication.

sp_restoremergeidentityrange gets maximum identity range allocation information from the Distributor and updates values in the max_used column of MSmerge_identity_range_allocations (Transact-SQL) for the articles which use automatic identity range management.


Only members of the sysadmin fixed server role or db_owner fixed database role can execute sp_restoremergeidentityrange.

See Also


sp_addmergearticle (Transact-SQL)
sp_changemergearticle (Transact-SQL)

Other Resources

Replicating Identity Columns

Help and Information

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