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List Unused Tables and Indexes

By SQL Scripts Manager dev team,

From "SQL Server DMV Starter Pack" by Louis Davidson and Tim Ford.

 

Finds tables and indexes that do not show up in the usage statistics.

If SQL Server has been running long enough that you have a complete, representative workload, then there is a good chance that those indexes (and perhaps tables) are "dead", meaning they are no longer used by your database and can potentially be dropped, after doing some further investigation.

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