Reset List Item ID in sharepoint Using SQL

Sharepoint list dosent have an option to reset the ID which is created internally when an item is added on the list. Which is referred to as List Item ID.
OOTB there is no way to reset the List item ID. But Wait its not over … 🙂
If you are ready for it , YES , there is a way to get around this for any list to get it resetted to any starting integer you would like to.
Find the ContentDatabase of the site collection you are tying to modify the List.
Execute the followind SQL query to find the Next item id to be generated.

SELECT * FROM [ContentDBName].[dbo].[AllListsAux] where ListID=’GUID of the List’

GUID will be of xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxx’ without {}
Then RunUPDATE <Content DB>.dbo.AllListsAux set NextAvailableId=1 whereListID='<GUID>’

Here you can see a table called AllListsAux. This list maintans Item count and Id details for all lists.

Please note we have to be very careful while doing any opertation in backend.

Note: Microsoft dosent recommend to update the Sharepoint Content Database directly, Please do not try this on Production Environment

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