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does sql server collect stats on full table scans?

Hi all. Anyone know if sql server collects stats on how many full
table scans a table gets and if so how do I get at those stats? Trying
to track down poorly indexed tables / processes and I am guessing that
sql server does have this data secreted away somewhere much like my
db2 and informix databases do.
Jul 20 '05 #1
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On 20 Oct 2004 06:41:51 -0700, sumGirl wrote:
Hi all. Anyone know if sql server collects stats on how many full
table scans a table gets and if so how do I get at those stats? Trying
to track down poorly indexed tables / processes and I am guessing that
sql server does have this data secreted away somewhere much like my
db2 and informix databases do.


There is a performance counter under the "SQL Server:Access Methods"
category called "Full Scans/sec". Unfortunately nothing cumulative as far
as I can see. You could do a trace against your database, set an alert for
Full Scans/sec > 0 and see what was happening at that time.
Jul 20 '05 #2

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