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Jeff Moden (8/10/2008)
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Gimme time to eat lunch, Jeff! Tongue Smile


Heh... hey! I need to know... does brother Darth have to take off the Chevy look-alike to eat?


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Jeff Moden (8/10/2008)
Again, I ask... do you have to update usage for the rowcounts to be accurate?


Well, according to BOL - no, you don't have to update usage.


Reports and corrects pages and row count inaccuracies in the catalog views. These inaccuracies may cause incorrect space usage reports returned by the sp_spaceused system stored procedure. In SQL Server 2005 and later, these values are always maintained correctly. Databases upgraded from SQL Server 2000 may contain invalid counts. We recommend running DBCC UPDATEUSAGE after upgrading to correct any invalid counts.


But, as we all know - BOL is not always correct. There are situations where you will need to update usage, but I am not sure what those are. We just went through a large purge operation and these numbers were updated accurately.

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Since I went ahead and made the query which actually does provide the table and associated rowsize without cursors thought I would post it. (though I am sure Barry's does a LOT more ).

SELECT so.name 'Table', si.rows 'Rows'
FROM
(SELECT Name FROM sysobjects WHERE type='U') so
JOIN
(SELECT rows,id,indid FROM sysindexes) si
ON si.id = OBJECT_ID(so.name) AND si.indid < 2




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So... hedging a bet against BOL and changing the code to something a bit more conventional, we end up with this...


DBCC UPDATEUSAGE (0)
SELECT so.Name AS TableName,
si.Rows AS [Rows]
FROM sys.SysObjects so
INNER JOIN sys.SysIndexes si
ON si.ID = so.ID
WHERE si.IndID < 2
AND so.XType = 'U'
AND OBJECTPROPERTY(so.ID,'IsMSShipped') = 0



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... and, with SQL Server 2000, we end up with this...


DBCC UPDATEUSAGE (0)
SELECT so.Name AS TableName,
si.Rows AS [Rows]
FROM dbo.SysObjects so
INNER JOIN dbo.SysIndexes si
ON si.ID = so.ID
WHERE si.IndID < 2
AND so.XType = 'U'
AND OBJECTPROPERTY(so.ID,'IsMSShipped') = 0



Yeah... I know... if I didn't use the two part naming convention, they'd both work and they'd both be identical. Actually, the code above will work in both environments... I just have an affinity for the two part naming convention for a lot of reasons. Tongue

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Jeffrey Williams (8/10/2008)

Well, according to BOL - no, you don't have to update usage.

Hmm, yeah I see where it says that Jeff. I may be wrong here, when I wrote my view (about 2-3 years ago) I was still working on both 2000 & 2005 most days and I remember having accuracy problems that ultimately caused my to add DBCC UpdateUsage periodically. But it may have been only happening on SQL 2000.

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rbarryyoung (8/10/2008)

Hmm, yeah I see where it says that Jeff. I may be wrong here, when I wrote my view (about 2-3 years ago) I was still working on both 2000 & 2005 most days and I remember having accuracy problems that ultimately caused my to add DBCC UpdateUsage periodically. But it may have been only happening on SQL 2000.


Either way, it doesn't hurt to update usage as long as you have the time. The important thing about any of these techniques (yours, mine and Jeff's) are that they are not cursor based and return the desired results.

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