identity is just too vague to be useful as a tag. It refers to Identity Columns, or should. So I think we should migrate it to identity-column (which the SQL spec uses to refer to them).

And also merge generated-as-identity with the new tag (or the old tag) since it has only 2 questions and has no place.

  • 'Tis also a function -- IDENTITY (Function) -- though its purpose is for creating an identity column. Still, FYI :-) Commented Dec 31, 2017 at 6:48

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Some might prefer the master tag to be named (as in SQL Standard feature F384 "Drop identity property clause") with the following synonyms:

...so I am providing this as an answer option.

For example, in SQL Server identity is referred to as a property of a column.

  • Is it safe to assume that questions related to the IDENTITY (Function) would naturally use the identity tag? Commented Dec 31, 2017 at 7:19
  • Never assume anything :) But, yes, I would think so.
    – Paul White Mod
    Commented Dec 31, 2017 at 9:27
  • I think that's a good idea, didn't realize the spec called it identity property. That works for me Commented Jan 1, 2018 at 5:54

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