Tag Archives: SQL Server Engine

Execution Plan of Frequent Queries

Bill Galashan, DBA of bet365 sent over the following query that lists the execution plan of the 10 most frequently executed queries. Continue reading

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Influencing the Execution Plan

I had a performance problem recently with SQL Server. This post shows an easy relatively hands-off approach to influencing the execution plan. Continue reading

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Cached Execution Plans in SQL Server

This blog entry describes how you can get the SQL Server execution plan of any running statement and display the graphical representation in Enterprise Manager. Continue reading

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Table Size Query

The following query lists the tables and the space they use. This query is much faster (sub-second) than a standard SELECT COUNT(*) query since it uses the dynamic management views in SQL Server rather than scanning your data. SELECT sum … Continue reading

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