sp_restoremergeidentityrange (Transact-SQL)

THIS TOPIC APPLIES TO:yesSQL Server (starting with 2008)noAzure SQL DatabasenoAzure SQL Data Warehouse noParallel Data Warehouse

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 icon Transact-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)
Replicate Identity Columns