I am using identity columns in my merge replication solution to give people an id they can tell us over the phone (i.e. to support staff). A rowguid column would be too hard for this.
I have noticed that int identity columns are replicated no trouble, and each client subscription has a range of identity values it can use.
i.e. select * from MSmerge_identity_range
range_begin range_end next_range_begin next_range_end 6003 7003 7003 8003
I'm just wondering what happens if you do some kind of bulk insert for instance which inserted 5000 new records into this table. What would happen to the identity column then?