SQL SERVER – Reseed Identity of Table – Table Missing Identity Values – Gap in Identity Column

Some time ago I was helping one of my Junior Developers who presented me with an interesting situation. He had a table with Identity Column. Because of some reasons he was compelled to delete few rows from the table. On inserting new rows in the table he noticed that the…
Read More

SQL SERVER – Find Number of Rows and Disk Space Reserved – Using sp_spaceused Interesting Observation

Previously I posted SQL SERVER – Find Row Count in Table – Find Largest Table in Database – T-SQL. Today we will look into the same issue but with some additional interesting detail. We can find the row count using another system SP sp_spaceused. This SP gives additional information regarding…
Read More

SQL SERVER – 2008 – 2005 – Find Longest Running Query – TSQL

UPDATE : Updated this query with bug fixed with one more enhancement SERVER – 2008 – 2005 – Find Longest Running Query – TSQL – Part 2.
Recently my company owner asked me to find which query is running longest. It was very interesting that I was not able to find any T-SQL script online which can give me this data directly. Finally, I wrote down very quick script which gives me T-SQL which has ran on server along with average time and maximum time of that T-SQL execution. As I keep on writing I needed to know when exactly logging was started for the same T-SQL so I had added Logging start time in the query as well.

Read More