We have a database with lab tests that we are going to merge with a different database. The original has 8,000,000 records. The new one can only bring in 100,000 at a time. I am copying the database, then deleting down to 100,000 records. However, the space on disk remains the same. Do I need to pack the database somehow to regain the space ?
Yes. Rebuild the clustered index to recover the table space and rebuild the non-clustered indexes to regain the index space.
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First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code: Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
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