All Posts by Jeffry Schwartz

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Mar 07

Should I Replace My FOR XML PATH String Merges with String_agg?

By Jeffry Schwartz | Function , Performance Tuning , Query Tuning , SQL Development , SQL Server

Overview If you are looking for major performance gains, the answer is no.  However, if you are using SQL Server 2017 and developing new code, you should consider using the new String_agg function that is available on SQL Server 2017 because code that uses this function is so much more readable and easier to write […]

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Dec 14

Rx for Demystifying Index Tuning Decisions – Part 8

By Jeffry Schwartz | Missing Indexes , Performance Tuning , Query Tuning , SQL Administration , SQL Development , SQL Server

Review Due to the holiday week, this part will be shorter than usual. In Parts 1 through 7 of this blog series the author discussed various aspects of SQL Server indices such as: Types of indices and their variations, e.g., clustered, nonclustered, filtered, and covering Physical versus logical index access methods, e.g., seeks, scans, key/RID lookups, […]

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Dec 07

Rx for Demystifying Index Tuning Decisions – Part 7

By Jeffry Schwartz | Missing Indexes , Performance Tuning , Query Tuning , SQL Administration , SQL Development , SQL Server

Review In Parts 1 through 6 of this blog series the author discussed various aspects of SQL Server indices such as: Types of indices and their variations, e.g., clustered, nonclustered, filtered, and covering Physical versus logical index access methods, e.g., seeks, scans, key/RID lookups, singleton lookups, and range scans Why index tuning should begin with […]

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Nov 30

Rx for Demystifying Index Tuning Decisions – Part 6

By Jeffry Schwartz | Indexes , Missing Indexes , Performance Tuning , Query Tuning , SQL Development , SQL Server

Review In Parts 1 through 5 of this blog series the author discussed various aspects of SQL Server indices such as: Types of indices and their variations, e.g., clustered, nonclustered, filtered, and covering Physical versus logical index access methods, e.g., seeks, scans, key/RID lookups, singleton lookups, and range scans Why index tuning should begin with […]

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Nov 30

Rx for Demystifying Index Tuning Decisions – Part 5

By Jeffry Schwartz | Missing Indexes , Performance Tuning , Query Tuning , SQL Development , SQL Server

Review Due to the holiday week, this part will be shorter than usual. In Parts 1 through 4 of this blog series the author discussed various aspects of SQL Server indices such as: Types of indices and their variations, e.g., clustered, nonclustered, filtered, and covering Physical versus logical index access methods, e.g., seeks, scans, key/RID […]

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Nov 16

Rx for Demystifying Index Tuning Decisions – Part 4

By Jeffry Schwartz | Missing Indexes , Performance Tuning , Query Tuning , SQL Administration , SQL Server

Review In Parts 1 through 3 of this blog series the author discussed various aspects of SQL Server indices such as: Types of indices and their variations, e.g., clustered, nonclustered, filtered, and covering Physical versus logical index access methods, e.g., seeks, scans, key/RID lookups, singleton lookups, and range scans Why index tuning should begin with […]

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Nov 09

Rx for Demystifying Index Tuning Decisions – Part 3

By Jeffry Schwartz | Installation , Missing Indexes , Performance Tuning , Query Tuning , SQL Development , SQL Server

Review In Parts 1 and 2 of this blog series the author discussed various aspects of SQL Server indices such as: Types of indices and their variations, e.g., clustered, nonclustered, filtered, and covering Physical versus logical index access methods, e.g., seeks, scans, key/RID lookups, singleton lookups, and range scans Why index tuning should begin with […]

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