Tim Chapman

SQL Server Dedicated Support Engineer (PFE)
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  • Tim Chapman

    The Joys of Filtered Indexes

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    A filtered index, introduced in SQL Server 2008, is a non-clustered index that contains only a subset of the number of rows contained in a table. Because there is a 1:1 ratio between the number of rows in a table and the number of rows in a regular non...
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    The Pains of Filtered Indexes

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    In a previous post I briefly went over how useful filtered indexes can be. Filtered indexes are a great feature that have numerous uses. However, like almost everything in computing, there are trade-offs, and filtered indexes are no exception. The challenge...
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    How to Parse DBCC MEMORYSTATUS via Powershell

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    SQL Server has many ways to dig deep into diagnosing memory related problems. Today it is common to use Dynamic Management Objects (views/functions) to expose a large portion of this information. However, some useful data isn't consumable by DMVs, so...
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