Duplicate Statistics Search and Destroy

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This script finds auto created statistics that duplicate existing stats generated by indexes, and may help to speed up your statistics maintenance.

Copy the results from the DropScript column to a new SSMS tab and execute.

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--Name:		StatisticsDuplicateDrop.sql
--Purpose:	To find autocreated stats that have an overlapping statistic, and generate a script to drop them.
--Notes:	Auto created stats have only one column.
--History:
--mm/dd/yyyy	Init	Description
------------	----	---------------------------------------------------------------------------
--02/13/2020	PLS		Created
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--Make CTEs
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WITH
	cteAutoStats
	AS
		(
		SELECT
			s.object_id
			,s.name
			,sc.column_id
		FROM sys.stats AS s
		JOIN sys.stats_columns AS sc
			ON s.object_id = sc.object_id
			AND s.stats_id = sc.stats_id
		WHERE 
			s.auto_created = 1
			AND sc.stats_column_id = 1
			AND OBJECT_SCHEMA_NAME(s.object_id) != 'sys'
		)
	,cteUserStats
	AS
		(
		SELECT
			s.object_id
			,s.name
			,sc.column_id
		FROM sys.stats AS s
		JOIN sys.stats_columns AS sc
			ON s.object_id = sc.object_id
			AND s.stats_id = sc.stats_id
		WHERE
			s.auto_created = 0
			AND sc.stats_column_id = 1
			AND OBJECT_SCHEMA_NAME(s.object_id) != 'sys'
		)

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--Get results
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SELECT DISTINCT
	SchemaName = OBJECT_SCHEMA_NAME(cus.object_id)
	,TableName = OBJECT_NAME(cus.object_id)
	,ColumnName = c.name
	,OverlappingStat = STUFF
		(
			(
			SELECT '; ' + xmls.name
			FROM cteUserStats AS xmls
			WHERE
				xmls.object_id = cus.object_id
				AND xmls.column_id = cas.column_id
			ORDER BY xmls.name
			FOR XML PATH('')
			)
			,1
			,1
			,''
		)
	,DuplicateAutoStat = cas.name
	,DropScript =
		'USE ' + QUOTENAME(DB_NAME()) + '; DROP STATISTICS ' 
		+ QUOTENAME(OBJECT_SCHEMA_NAME(cus.object_id)) 
		+ '.' + QUOTENAME(OBJECT_NAME(cus.object_id)) 
		+ '.' + QUOTENAME(cas.name)
FROM cteAutoStats AS cas
JOIN cteUserStats AS cus
	ON cas.object_id = cus.object_id
	AND cas.column_id = cus.column_id
JOIN sys.columns AS c
	ON cus.object_id = c.object_id
	AND cus.column_id = c.column_id
ORDER BY
	SchemaName
	,TableName
	,ColumnName

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