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DBCC DBREINDEX not working

I have a stored proc that identifies indexes that need to be
defragmented ( LogicalFragmentation > 20% ) using DBCC SHOWCONTIG.
This works fine and shows me all of the candidate indexes to be
defragged. I am using DBCC DBREINDEX to rebuild the indexes. What I
noticed yesterday is that it seems that DBREINDEX is not actually doing
anything. I would check the target indexes, run DBREINDEX, then check
again. The same list of indexes came up unchanged.

What is strange is although I am not specifying "WITH NO_INFOMSGS" this
is the only output from the DBREINDEX:
"DBCC execution completed. If DBCC printed error messages, contact your
system administrator."

According to BOL DBREINDEX should return a result set if "NO_INFOMSGS"
is not specified, but if "NO_INFOMSGS" is supplied the prior message is
what is returned. This doesn't seem to be working correctly, or if it
is, I have no idea where any error messages are being returned.

Anyone have any ideas?

Jul 23 '05 #1
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In this case, the documentation from Books Online is incorrect. The
documentation has been corrected in SQL Server 2005, where it says:

Result Sets

Whether any one of the options, except NO_INFOMSGS, is specified
(the table name must be specified), DBCC DBREINDEX returns:

DBCC execution completed. If DBCC printed error messages,
contact your system administrator.

Razvan

Jul 23 '05 #2
Nice documentation.

Thanks for the heads-up, Razvan.

Jul 23 '05 #3

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