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Unused Indexes in your databases


Unused Indexes in your databases

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harriga.rabie-1008938
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There are two ORDER BY clauses in a row. The script does not work.
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Also two where clauses. Fixed the two duplicates, but still have a page of error messages.
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Double Order By and Where clauses. Even if I comment one of the doubles out for each, the script still fails with errors:

Msg 207, Level 16, State 1, Line 34
Invalid column name 'user_scans'.
Msg 207, Level 16, State 1, Line 34
Invalid column name 'user_lookups'.
Msg 4104, Level 16, State 1, Line 34
The multi-part identifier "s.object_id" could not be bound.



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select object_name (i.object_id) as NomTable,isnull( i.name,'HEAP') as IndexName
from sys.objects o inner join sys.indexes i
ON i.[object_id] = o.[object_id] left join
sys.dm_db_index_usage_stats s
on i.index_id = s.index_id and s.object_id = i.object_id

where object_name (o.object_id) is not null
and object_name (s.object_id)
is null
AND o.[type] = 'U'
and isnull( i.name,'HEAP') <>'HEAP'
union all

/*
part 2 : indexes in sys.dm_db_index_usage_stats with
• user_seeks= 0
• user_scans=0
• user_lookups= 0

*/

select object_name (i.object_id) as NomTable,isnull( i.name,'HEAP') as IndexName
from sys.objects o inner join sys.indexes i
ON i.[object_id] = o.[object_id] left join
sys.dm_db_index_usage_stats s
on i.index_id = s.index_id and s.object_id = i.object_id
where user_seeks= 0
and user_scans=0
and user_lookups= 0
AND o.[type] = 'U'
and isnull( i.name,'HEAP') <>'HEAP'

order by NomTable asc
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I have a question.
Does this statistics persist after a SQL Server service restart? or server reboot etc.
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There are several errors in the code as presented. Please clean your code before you publish it.
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i'am sorry, it is just one error of copy/past the good script is:

/*
Author: rabie harriga
Version:SQL 2005, 2008, 2008 R2
Decription:This Script allows you to determine the list of unused indexes in your databases
*/
select object_name (i.object_id) as NomTable,isnull( i.name,'HEAP') as IndexName
from sys.objects o inner join sys.indexes i
ON i.[object_id] = o.[object_id] left join
sys.dm_db_index_usage_stats s
on i.index_id = s.index_id and s.object_id = i.object_id

where object_name (o.object_id) is not null
and object_name (s.object_id)
is null
AND o.[type] = 'U'
and isnull( i.name,'HEAP') <>'HEAP'
union all

select object_name (i.object_id) as NomTable,isnull( i.name,'HEAP') as IndexName
from sys.objects o inner join sys.indexes i
ON i.[object_id] = o.[object_id] left join
sys.dm_db_index_usage_stats s
on i.index_id = s.index_id and s.object_id = i.object_id
where user_seeks= 0
and user_scans=0
and user_lookups= 0
AND o.[type] = 'U'
and isnull( i.name,'HEAP') <>'HEAP'

order by NomTable asc
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The revised script works, but returns lots of duplicates, and also includes primary/unique key indexes (it doesn't matter if an index is 'used' if it's there to enforce integrity).
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U can remove identity and unique keys from select by adding

and i.is_primary_key = 0 and i.is_unique = 0

to both where clauses
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