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Table Partitioning as it relates to table escalation


Table Partitioning as it relates to table escalation

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In SQL 2005, can I partition a table to help with more row and page locks versus immediately jumping to table locks?

I have one table that seems to always table lock on every transaction. Will partitioning that table help with partition locks, or do I need the application team to alter the code on app side to understand the table is partitioned? My bosses are talking about turning on trace flags (1211 or 1224) and doing other things that I would rather not try until I have ruled out all other options.
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Before you start looking at partitioning you may want to look at the code that is forcing the table locks and the current indexing (clustered/nonclustered) on the table.

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Start by tuning the queries. Partitioning is not a silver bullet.

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