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Add "Identity" to an existing column

Is it possible to add an Identity column to an existing column.
The following does not work? ALTER TABLE CPM_Staging..Product
ALTER COLUMN [ProductId] [int] IDENTITY (1, 1) NOT NULL Current Schema has a ProductID field as an integer, involved in a primary key that spans another column. Any ideas? Regards,
One way is: Delete Key. Rename ProductId to other column name, create ProductId with Identity and recreate Key.
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Another way would be to add a new column, assign the identity property, drop ProduktID column and rename the former to ProduktID.
When adding the Identity ‘column’, do you still want to have a composite PrimaryKey? Frank