Monday, 28 January 2013

DMV Starter Pack

A while back I discovered the DMV Starter Pack, a really useful set of queries exploiting the very powerful Dynamic Management Views and Functions in SQL Server 2005 and 2008.

What I've done is add a few bits to the queries I use most often. Mostly the index queries. In the missing and bad indexes queries I added CREATE and DROP statement columns. Obviously, the CREATE statements conform to the naming conventions of my company [IX_tablename_column1name_column2name...], but this is quite easily modified. I also use a fillfactor of 90 by default. I hope this is helpful.