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Assume that you use INSERT EXEC statement to insert a row that contains an explicit identity value into a table that has IDENTITY column and IDENTITY_INSERT is OFF by default in Microsoft SQL Server. You notice that the INSERT EXEC statement doesn't work correctly. The expected behavior is that the statement fails and returns the following error message:

Cannot insert explicit value for identity column in table '<TableName>' when IDENTITY_INSERT is set to OFF


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


This issue is fixed in the following cumulative updates for SQL Server:

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Each new cumulative update for SQL Server contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous cumulative update. Check out the latest cumulative updates for SQL Server:


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