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Quick #SQL #Performance fix for #slow queries


Adding indexes to speed up slow queries is nothing new, but knowing exactly what index to add is sometimes a bit of a dark art.

This feature was added in SQL server management studio 2008, so it’s not new, but it changed one query that took 10 seconds to run, to run in under a second, so I can’t recomend this feature enough. – The 99.97% increase in the screenshot was real.

How does it work. you just press “Display execution plan” over your slow query, and if the “Missing index hint” appears in green, then apply it!, you just need to change give it a name.

Obviously, you can’t go overboard on applying indexes, since too many of them can lead to slower inserts and updates, and of course more disk space usage.



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