T-SQL script to find hierarchy of tables – Row-wise result

As I promised in my previous post T-SQL script to find hierarchy of tables – Columnar result – SQL Server Carpenter, here is another version of the query to get the hierarchy of tables in the form of rows. ; WITH cte_Hierarchy_Of_Tables AS ( SELECT A.[name] AS [Parent] , A.[object_id] AS [Parent_Object_ID] , A.[name] AS … Continue reading T-SQL script to find hierarchy of tables – Row-wise result

T-SQL script to find hierarchy of tables – Columnar result

One of my LinkedIn connection reached out to me for help, to find the hierarchy of all the tables in a database. He was in dire need of some help, since there are around 250 tables in his database, and he need to write delete script to delete data requested by his team. As we … Continue reading T-SQL script to find hierarchy of tables – Columnar result

Game changer settings # MAXDOP and Cost threshold for parallelism

I got a performance tuning assignment for an esteemed customer in the Financial Services domain. I went through the wait stats of SQL Server using the built-in SQL Server Report, called Performance Dashboard. I found CPU – Parallelism referred to as CXPACKET was leading the list, followed by Buffer IO, Lock, and Latch. Parallelism in SQL Server refers to two settings – MAXDOP and Cost threshold … Continue reading Game changer settings # MAXDOP and Cost threshold for parallelism

Estimating the storage savings by removing columns with NULL value across the table or marking them as SPARSE

In the previous article Find columns with NULL values across the table we discussed that storage space can be saved by removing columns with NULL value across the table or marking them as SPARSE. We also learnt about the query to find all such columns across the tables of a database. In this article we'll … Continue reading Estimating the storage savings by removing columns with NULL value across the table or marking them as SPARSE